Am·pli·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Amplified p. pr. & vb. n. Amplifying.]
1. To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like; -- used especially of telescopes, microscopes, etc.
2. Rhet. To enlarge by addition or discussion; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand; to make much of.
Troilus and Cressida was written by a Lombard author, but much amplified by our English translator. --Dryden.