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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: increase in size, volume or significance; "Her terror was
           magnified in her mind" [syn: magnify]
      2: to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to
         romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South'
         imagery" [syn: overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize,
          hyerbolise, magnify] [ant: understate]
      3: exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated" [syn:
          inflate, blow up, expand]
      4: increase the volume of; "amplify sound"
      [also: amplified]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See amplify