Definition for AM'PLI-FY

AM'PLI-FY, v.t. [Fr. amplifier; L. amplifico; of amplus and facio, to make large.]

  1. To enlarge; to augment; to increase or extend, in a general sense; applied to material or immaterial things.
  2. In rhetoric, to enlarge in discussion or by representation; to treat copiously, so as to present the subject in every view, and in the strongest lights.
  3. To enlarge by addition; to improve or extend; as, to amplify the sense of an author by a paraphrase.

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