Definition of magnify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


magnifies, magnifying, magnified, magnified
1 magnify something (to/by something) to make something look bigger than it really is, for example by using a lens or microscope synonym enlargebacteria magnified to 1,000 times their actual sizean image magnified by a factor of 42 magnify something to make something bigger, louder, or strongerThe sound was magnified by the high roof.The dry summer has magnified the problem of water shortages.3 magnify something to make something seem more important or serious than it really is synonym exaggerate
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