HyperDic: magnify

English > 3 senses of the word magnify:
VERBchangemagnify, amplifyincrease in size, volume or significance
communicationmagnify, overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, amplifyto enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
changemagnify, blow up, enlargemake large
magnify > pronunciation
Soundsmae'gnahfay.
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > magnify: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningincrease in size, volume or significance.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymamplify
BroaderenlargeBecome larger or bigger
Spanishamplificar, magnificar
Catalanamplificar, magnificar
Nounsmagnificationthe act of expanding something in apparent size
magnificationa photographic print that has been enlarged
magnificationmaking to seem more important than it really is
magnificationthe ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object
magnitudethe property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)
magnituderelative importance
English > magnify: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningTo enlarge beyond bounds or the truth.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsoverstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, amplify
Narrowerboast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconadeshow off
embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatiseadd details to
overemphasize, overemphasise, overstressplace special or excessive emphasis on
Broadermisinform, misleadGive false / false or misleading information to
Oppositeunderstate, minimize, minimise, downplayrepresent as less significant or important
Spanishampliar, exagerar, magnificar
Catalanampliar, exagerar, magnificar
Nounsmagnificationmaking to seem more important than it really is
English > magnify: 3 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake large.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsblow up, enlarge
Categoryphotography, picture takingThe act of taking and printing photographs
Broaderincreasemake bigger or more
Oppositereduce, scale downmake smaller
Spanishagrandar, ampliar, aumentar, engrandecer
Catalanampliar, engrandir
Nounsmagnificationa photographic print that has been enlarged
magnificationthe ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object
magnifiera scientific instrument that magnifies an image
magnitudethe property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

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