(1) To increase in number, effect, size, volume, amplitude of, etc.

(2) To make larger, greater, stronger; to enlarge.

(3) To exaggerate.


Word origin: late ME amplifyen < MF amplifier < L amplificāre (to increase, augment).

Related forms: amplifies (verb: simple present), amplified (verb: simple past), amplifying (verb: present participle), amplification (noun), amplifier (noun).

Related term: gene amplification

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