What does the word amplify mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Amplification.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To enlarge; expand; expatiate.

Usage examples for amplify

  1. In dealing concisely with a subject so vast, only brief hints and suggestions can be expected; and I have not thought it worth while, for the present at least, to change or amplify the manner of treatment. – American Political Ideas Viewed From The Standpoint Of Universal History by John Fiske
  2. It was part of our creed to paint our pictures directly from nature, and not merely to rely upon sketches and studies which we could afterwards amplify in the comfort of a studio. – The Cornish Riviera by Sidney Heath
  3. The " cat on the mat" type of book is disappearing, and its place is being taken by books where the subject matter is interesting and suitable to the child's age; but as in other subjects the book chosen should be considered in reference to the child's surroundings, either to amplify or to extend. – The Child Under Eight by E.R. Murray and Henrietta Brown Smith