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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ In science or engineering we use instruments to amplify our senses.
▪ Application Make a list of musical instruments that use a box to amplify their sound.
▪ Loudspeakers with multiple resonance were used to amplify the feeble sound of early radios with unpleasant results.
▪ Critics say the Internet has amplified the problem of medical misinformation.
▪ The Lockheed story amplifies how important top leadership is to an organization's success or failure.
▪ In complex systems a small alteration in the initial conditions can amplify into wide-ranging effects throughout the rest of the system.
▪ It made changes on the land, and those changes will be amplified by other events as time goes on.
▪ It should explicitly amplify policies which have been agreed as part of the business plan.
▪ Other spots are characterized by their ability to modify or amplify sound, even to the point of acoustical saturation.
▪ The reverse acoustic ceilings amplify the din to a decibel range appropriate for a wind tunnel.
▪ These points will be amplified as we proceed.
▪ This is not in fact all echo, but sound amplified either in intensity or Length.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Amplify \Am"pli*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Amplified; p. pr. & vb. n. Amplifying.] [F. amplifier, L. amplificare. See Ample, -fy.]

  1. To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like; -- used especially of telescopes, microscopes, etc.

  2. (Rhet.) To enlarge by addition or discussion; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand; to make much of.

    Troilus and Cressida was written by a Lombard author, but much amplified by our English translator.


Amplify \Am"pli*fy\, v. i.

  1. To become larger. [Obs.]

    Strait was the way at first, withouten light, But further in did further amplify.

  2. To speak largely or copiously; to be diffuse in argument or description; to dilate; to expatiate; -- often with on or upon.

    He must often enlarge and amplify upon the subject he handles.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., "to enlarge or expand," from Middle French amplifier, from Latin amplificare "to enlarge," from amplificus "splendid," from amplus "large" (see ample) + the root of facere "make, do" (see factitious). Meaning "augment in volume or amount" is from 1570s. Restriction of use to sound seems to have emerged in the electronic age, c.1915, in reference to radio technology.


vb. 1 (context transitive English) To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like;—used especially of loudspeakers, telescopes, microscopes, etc. 2 (context transitive rhetorical English) To enlarge by addition or discussion; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand; to make much of. 3 (context transitive English) To increase the amplitude of something, especially of an electric current.

  1. v. increase in size, volume or significance; "Her terror was magnified in her mind" [syn: magnify]

  2. to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery" [syn: overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyerbolise, magnify] [ant: understate]

  3. exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated" [syn: inflate, blow up, expand]

  4. increase the volume of; "amplify sound"

  5. [also: amplified]

Amplify (company)

Amplify is a digital education company launched in July 2012. A subsidiary of News Corp until October 2015, Amplify was built on the foundation of Wireless Generation, the educational company News Corp bought in 2010. Amplify products and services provide assessment and analytics for data-driven instruction and next-generation digital curriculum based on the Common Core State Standards.

News Corp sold Amplify Access in 2015 for an undisclosed sum to a group of private investors after slow growth in the digital curriculum sector. Larry Berger, co-founder of Wireless Generation, is now the chief executive of the new company.

Amplify (distributor)

Amplify is an American independent film distributor founded in 2014. The company is the result of a merger between distributors GoDigital and Variance Films.

Amplify releases seven to ten films per year across major platforms. Variance Films and GoDigital will continue to operate as divisions of Amplify, merging digital rights and distribution automation processing under GoDigital's corporate sister, ContentBridge.

In 2015 GoDigital acquired the self-distribution platform Distribber.

Usage examples of "amplify".

Devi worked with him, though, she was hearing the sound of an amplified guitar from the other end of the store.

Those inside would not be fighting an amplified wizard so much as a program, one drawn up by the same machine that Coydt van Haas had first used and developed to create the intricate spells for Spirit, Suzl, and many others, and which New Eden had used for its conversion programs in Nantzee and Mareh.

Much as I hate to do it, we can still use amplified Flux west of Nantzee to duplicate rails and cross-beams that require precise size standards, as we are now doing with the housing kits.

As Mervyn had said, the general had very limited power, but when that power was amplified by the Gate itself and directed with emotional fury at a single individual, it was powerful indeed.

Whatever genetic changes had occurred to cause this seemed due to overexposure to amplified Flux on World.

But it called his name again, in an amplified bellow, and simultaneously it dropped from the rooftop out of sight, as if it were hurrying toward him again.

He raised his hands and directional speakers in the walls of the converted cargo cell amplified his throat-miked words.

When Andy spoke again, it was in a toneless amplified voice that made Tian and Rosa gasp and step back.

Sunlight, filtered through a great sandstorm far away in the desert, bounced off an open bay window and down, too bright, as if amplified, into the courtyard to illuminate a patch or pool of deep red.

For the time being, we enjoyed a kind of amplified friendship, spending our leisure moments together, our physical contact limited to hand-holding and kisses on the cheek.

Sitting alone in the darkness amplified the torpor that had pervaded me, and though I sensed certain unsettling dissonances surrounding what had just taken place, I was not sufficiently alert to consider them as other than aggravations.

People at work played out a slightly amplified normality for my benefit.

But in the great Sperm Whale, this high and mighty god-like dignity inherent in the brow is so immensely amplified, that gazing on it, in that full front view, you feel the Deity and the dread powers more forcibly than in beholding any other object in living nature.

You can use your mind to work magic, but you can amplify that power with music.

My power may have diminished, but I need no machine to amplify it, so great is my hate and disgust of you and your works, when pitted against your cold and soulless rationality.