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Definition of the verb magnify

What does magnify mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: magnified

  1. increase in size, volume or significance
  2. to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
  3. make large

Alternative definition of the verb magnify


  1. To make an object appear larger so one can see it in more detail, such as with a magnifying glass or a telescope.
  2. To make a situation or an idea appear greater or more important than it is.


"Magnify" is the fourth studio album from Christian rock band Remedy Drive, and the last album to originally be released under the moniker of Remedy; later pressings of the album have altered to say Remedy Drive.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Magnify

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Google previewThe Fear Factor

by Vickie (Trout) Grigsby

Magnify means to increase the importance attributed to somebody or something; to overstate importance; No wonder the...

To magnify also means to amplify, boast, blow up, enlarge, increase, intensify, over estimate, praise, heighten, inflate, ...

Google previewHerman Melville, Moby-Dick (1998)

by Nick Selby

To MAGNIFY is the mark of Moby-Dick. As with workers, castaways, so with the scope and space of the sea, the prose, the Whale, the Ship and, OVER ALL, the Captain. It is the technical act compelled by the American fact. Cubits of tragic ...

Google previewPapers from the 5th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (1990)

by Sylvia M. Adamson, Vivien A. Law, Nigel Vincent, Susan Wright

magnify is a counterexample in the history of English, the donor language but not in the history of Latin, the source language, to the tendencies outlined above.

Google previewDesign for Software (2013)

A Playbook for Developers by Erik Klimczak

#6: Magnifying. Details. The magnify is a clever little technique for showing detail in tight spaces ( see Figure ...

Google previewThe Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art (1906)

Garrod wishes to magnify is the Teutonic, as against the Hellenic, antidote to Christianity. We want more Tom Browns and more fisticuffs. The Gospel demands holiness, and is therefore unreal. The Greeks had no notion of a ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2010)

by Julia Cresswell

magistrate magnet magnify maiden mail manikin manipulate manky manneo/uin ma re Margaret margarine maroon marry. and Balthasar, who brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The singular form is magus, and it was originally a ...

Google previewA Dictionary and Glossary of the Koran (2013)

by John Penrice

pride; image hand to magnify it.” image image master;” image (2nd declension) plur. of magnitude. image Plur. n.a. image Greatness, 24 ...

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Usage statistics about magnify

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb magnify:


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Quotes about Magnify

We try to magnify the difference between Americans and the English. In real life they like the same music and dress the same. It's really much more similar than anyone thinks or how we show it. (Amanda Bynes)
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Scrabble value of M3A1G2N1I1F4Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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