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Definition of the verb magnify
What does magnify mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: magnified
- increase in size, volume or significance
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] Bill dried the clothes [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] The clothes dried wrinkled [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Tony broke the piggy bank open with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] Tony broke the glass to pieces [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Tony broke the glass to pieces with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument] Bill dried the clothes with a hairdryer [Instrument] [Verb] [Patient] The hairdryer dried the clothes [Patient] [Verb] The clothes dried | The roses bloomed [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] Piggy banks break open [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Piggy banks break open with a hammer [Patient] [Verb] [Adverb] Copper rods bend easily | Cotton clothes dry easily | Crystal vases break easily | Idaho potatoes bake beautifully [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] Glasses break to pieces [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Glasses break to pieces with a rock
Verbs of Change of State (with the same syntax): abase, abate, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, accelerate, acetify, acidify, activate, advance, age, agglomerate, air, alkalify, alter, ameliorate, americanize, amplify, anesthetize, anglicize, animate, apostatize, atomize, attenuate, augment, awake, awaken, balance, beautify, bedew, bifurcate, bisect, blacken, blast, bleach, bloody, blunt, blur, bolshevize, botch, brighten, broaden, burn, burst, calcify, capacitate, capsize, caramelize, carbonize, castrate, categorize, catholicize, cauterize, change, char, cheapen, chill, chlorinate, christianize, circumcise, civilize, clean, clear, clog, close, clouded, coagulate, coarsen, collapse, collect, commercialize, compress, condense, constrict, constringe, construct, contract, cool, correct, corrode, corrugate, corrupt, cremate, crimson, crisp, crumble, crystallize, curdle, dampen, darken, de-escalate, deafen, decelerate, decentralize, decrease, deepen, deflate, defrost, degenerate, degrade, dehumidify, dehydrate, demagnetize, demobilize, democratize, depressurize, desalinate, desiccate, destabilize, deteriorate, detonate, devalue, diffract, diffuse, dilate, dilute, dim, diminish, dirty, disintegrate, dislocate, disorganize, disperse, dissipate, dissolve, diversify, divide, domesticate, double, drain, dry, dull, ease, effeminate, emaciate, emasculate, embitter, embrocate, empty, emulsify, energize, enhance, enlarge, equalize, equilibrate, eternalize, europeanize, evaporate, even, expand, explode, fade, famish, fatten, federate, feminize, fertilize, fill, firm, flatten, flood, fossilize, fray, freeze, freshen, frost, fructify, fuse, gasify, gelatinize, gladden, granulate, gray, grow, halt, harden, harmonize, hasten, heal, heat, heighten, humidify, hush, hybridize, hydrogenate, ignite, improve, incinerate, increase, incubate, inflate, intensify, invert, iodize, ionize, kindle, laminate, lengthen, lessen, level, levitate, light, lighten, lignify, liquefy, loop, loose, loosen, macerate, magnetize, mature, mechanize, mellow, melt, mineralize, mobilize, moderate, modernize, modulate, moisten, motorize, muddy, multiply, mute, narrow, nasalize, nationalize, naturalize, neutralize, nitrify, normalize, objectify, obscure, open, operate, ossify, overturn, oxidize, pale, paralyze, pasteurize, perfect, petrify, polarize, polymerize, pop, popularize, proliferate, propagate, publicize, pulverize, purify, purple, putrefy, quadruple, quicken, quiet, quieten, rarefy, reanimate, redden, regularize, rekindle, reopen, reproduce, resuscitate, reverse, revive, ripen, roughen, rupture, saponify, scorch, sear, secularize, sharpen, short, short-circuit, shorten, shrink, shrivel, shush, shut, sicken, silence, silver, singe, sink, slack, slacken, slim, slow, smooth, soak, sober, soften, solidify, sour, sovietize, sprout, stabilize, standardize, steady, steep, steepen, sterilize, stiffen, stratify, strengthen, submerge, subside, sunburn, sweeten, tame, tan, taper, tauten, tense, thaw, thicken, thin, tighten, tilt, tire, topple, toughen, tousle, tranquilize, treble, triple, ulcerate, unionize, urbanize, vaporize, vary, ventilate, vibrate, vitrify, volatilize, vulcanize, wake, waken, warm, weaken, westernize, wet, whiten, widen, worsen, yellow.
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonym of magnify: amplify
- more generic word: enlarge = become larger or bigger
- to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] He overstated the position
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of magnify: amplify / exaggerate / hyperbolise / hyperbolize / overdraw / overstate
- more generic words: misinform / mislead = give false or misleading information to
- more specific terms:
- make large
Alternative definition of the verb magnify
- To make an object appear larger so one can see it in more detail, such as with a magnifying glass or a telescope.
- 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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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, ...
Herman 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 ...
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.
Design 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb magnify:
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- Magnify Face
Cute feature, retangular magnifier. She is wearing a Snow White costume, including a whig. Beautiful Face, lots of make up but applied very well.
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Taken at the Natural History Museum, London.
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- Magnify Lens
Magnifying Lens on the Boy's face... sure looks like he is having fun!
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Video language resources about Magnify
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- Magnify Meaning
Video shows what magnify means. To praise, glorify (someone or something, especially god).. To make (something) larger or more important.. To make ...
- THE MAGNIFY MEANING OF THE BIBLE
- THE MAGNIFY MEANING OF THE BIBLE, CONTINUED
- Worthily Magnify X: The Meaning of Holy Communion
- Drama Signing Dictionary 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.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine