Antonyms for amplify

Grammar : Verb
Spell : am-pluh-fahy
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæm pləˌfaɪ

Definition of amplify

Origin :
  • early 15c., "to enlarge or expand," from Middle French amplifier, from Latin amplificare "to enlarge," from amplificus "splendid," from amplus "large" (see ample) + the root of facere "make, do" (see factitious). Meaning "augment in volume or amount" is from 1570s. Restriction of use to sound seems to have emerged in the electronic age, c.1915, in reference to radio technology.
  • verb increase in size or effect
Example sentences :
  • This defence is enough, but it is easy to amplify and reintrench it.
  • Extract from : « Joseph Andrews Vol. 1 » by Henry Fielding
  • He took the word from Bob and made no attempt to alter or to amplify it.
  • Extract from : « Tristram of Blent » by Anthony Hope
  • This will do for a start, sir; we will amplify on the march!
  • Extract from : « On the Heels of De Wet » by The Intelligence Officer
  • Rabbi Jeiteles interrupted his class to amplify upon the passage just read.
  • Extract from : « Rabbi and Priest » by Milton Goldsmith
  • Let us transform and amplify that power and we encompass—destruction.
  • Extract from : « The Best Short Stories of 1917 » by Various
  • I will give you the answers at once, briefly, and amplify them afterwards.
  • Extract from : « Ariadne Florentina » by John Ruskin
  • Not only must it preserve the body of knowledge, but it must verify, amplify and enrich it.
  • Extract from : « The Next Step » by Scott Nearing
  • But we must first amplify the definition of perspectives and biographies.
  • Extract from : « The Analysis of Mind » by Bertrand Russell
  • Again, it has been added to scores of others apparently to amplify their proportions.
  • Extract from : « Expository Writing » by Mervin James Curl
  • Nor did they amplify in the matter; for the Parthenon alone cost £145,000.
  • Extract from : « Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II) » by Charles Bucke

Synonyms for amplify

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