|1.||[ verb ] make more intense, stronger, or more marked|
|Synonyms:||compound intensify heighten|
"The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her", "Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness" "This event only deepened my convictions"
|Related terms:||increase enhance fan sharpen heat_up sharpen amplify intensifier intensify|
|2.||[ verb ] become more intense|
"The debate intensified" "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"
|Related terms:||increase accelerate erupt sharpen condense build redouble intensity|
|3.||[ verb ] make deeper|
"They deepened the lake so that bigger pleasure boats could use it"
|Related terms:||enlarge deepening|
|4.||[ verb ] become deeper in tone|
"His voice began to change when he was 12 years old" "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"