HyperDic: intensify

English > 4 senses of the word intensify:
VERBchangeintensify, escalate, step upincrease in extent or intensity
changeintensify, compound, heighten, deepenmake more intense, stronger, or more marked
changeintensify, deepenbecome more intense
changeintensifymake the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark
intensify > pronunciation
Soundsihnteh'nsahfay.
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > intensify: 4 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningincrease in extent or intensity.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsescalate, step up
Narrowerredoubledouble in magnitude, extent, or intensity
Broaderincreasemake bigger or more
Oppositede-escalate, weaken, step downReduce the level or intensity or size or scope of
Spanishescalar, intensificarse, intensificar
Catalanintensificar-se, intensificar
Nounsintensificationaction / action that makes something stronger or more extreme / extreme
intensityhigh level or degree
English > intensify: 4 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake more intense, stronger, or more marked.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymscompound, heighten, deepen
Cause tointensify, deepenBecome more intense
Narroweramplifyincrease the volume of
enhance, heighten, raiseincrease / increase
fanmake (an emotion) fiercer
heat up, hot up, screw upmake more intense
sharpenmake crisp or more crisp and precise
sharpen, heightenmake (one's senses) more acute
BroaderincreaseBecome bigger or greater in amount
Spanishintensificar
Catalanintensificar
Nounsintensificationaction / action that makes something stronger or more extreme / extreme
intensifiera modifier that has little meaning / meaning except to intensify the meaning / meaning it modifies
intensityhigh level or degree
English > intensify: 4 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBecome more intense.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymdeepen
Caused byintensify, compound, heighten, deepenmake more intense, stronger, or more marked
Narroweraccelerate, speed up, speed, quickenMove faster
buildDevelop and grow
condenseBecome more compact or concentrated
erupt, irrupt, flare up, flare, break open, burst outerupt or intensify suddenly
redoublemake twice as great or intense
sharpenBecome sharp / sharp / sharp / sharp / sharp / sharp or sharper / sharper / sharper / sharper
BroaderincreaseBecome bigger or greater in amount
Spanishintensificarse, intensificar
Catalanintensificar-se, intensificar
Nounsintensificationaction / action that makes something stronger or more extreme / extreme
intensityhigh level or degree
English > intensify: 4 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
CategoryphotographyThe occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishintensificar
Nounsintensificationthe act of increasing the contrast of (a photographic film)
intensitychromatic purity

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