1. [ verb ] increase in size, volume or significance
Synonyms: amplify

: "Her terror was magnified in her mind."

Related terms: enlarge amplifier magnification exaggeration enlargement
2. [ verb ] to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
Synonyms: exaggerate hyperbolize overdraw amplify hyerbolise overstate

tended to romanticize and exaggerate this ``gracious Old South'' imagery"

Related terms: understate misinform boast overemphasize embroider exaggeration exaggeration
3. [ verb ] make large
Synonyms: enlarge blow_up

"blow up an image"

Related terms: reduce increase photography magnifier enlargement
Similar spelling:   magnifier