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
Synonyms: intensify

"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
Synonyms: change

"His voice began to change when he was 12 years old" "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"

Related terms: change
Similar spelling:   Deppen