• (America) IPA: /ˈæmp.lɪ.faɪ/


  1. (transitive) To render larger, more extended, or more intense.
    amplify the loudspeaker
    amplify a telescope
    amplify a microscopes
    amplify the message
    amplify an image on the screen
    amplify the impact of the project
  2. (transitive, rhetorical) To enlarge by addition or commenting; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand.
  3. (transitive) To increase the amplitude of something, especially of an electric current.
    amplify a signal
  4. (translation studies) To add content that is not present in the source text to the target text, usually to improve the fluency of the translation.
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