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Verb: magnify  'mag-ni,fI
  1. Increase in size, volume or significance
    "Her terror was magnified in her mind";
    - amplify
     
  2. To enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    "tended to romanticize and magnify this 'gracious Old South' imagery";
    - overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise [Brit], amplify
     
  3. (photography) make appear larger; make a larger copy
    "magnify an image";
    - blow up, enlarge

Derived forms: magnified, magnifying, magnifies

Type of: disinform, enlarge, increase, misinform, mislead

Encyclopedia: Magnify