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Definition of amplify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they amplify
    he / she / it amplifies
    past simple amplified
    -ing form amplifying
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  1. 1[transitive] amplify something to increase something in strength, especially sound to amplify a guitar/an electric current/a signal
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] (formal) to add details to a story, statement, etc. She refused to amplify further. amplify something You may need to amplify this point.
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noun [uncountable] electronic amplification That comment needs some amplification.
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