magnify definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to create better in proportions; enlarge.
    • resulting in appearing greater or appear more crucial than is in fact the actual situation; exaggerate: You've got grossly magnified a trivial circumstance. See Synonyms at exaggerate.
    • to improve the apparent measurements of, particularly in the form of a lens.
    • To glorify or praise.
    • to create great, or better; to improve the proportions of; to amplify; to expand, in a choice of fact or in appearance.
    • to improve the significance of; to augment the esteem or value by which one is held.
    • To praise extremely; to laud; to extol.
    • To exaggerate.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To increase or possess power to boost the size or number of a graphic or a sound.
    • To have the energy of causing items to seem larger than they really are; to increase the obvious measurements of items.
    • to own impact; becoming of importance or significance.
  • others:
    • to create better; raise the size, quantity, or degree of; enlarge; augment.
    • resulting in to seem better; raise the apparent proportions of; expand or enhance towards attention: as, a convex lens magnifies the bulk of a body toward eye.
    • To exalt the power, glory, or greatness of; noise the praises of; extol; glorify.
    • To represent as greater than the reality; exaggerate: as, to magnify a person's deeds; to magnify the evils of one's lot.
  • verb:
    • boost in dimensions, amount or value
    • make big
    • to expand beyond bounds and/or truth

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