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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: amplifier, from Latin amplificare, from amplus; AMPLE

amplify

verb
     
Related topics: Recording
am‧pli‧fy past tense and past participle amplified, present participle amplifying, third person singular amplifies [transitive]
1TCR to make sound louder, especially musical sound:
an amplified guitar
2 formal to increase the effects or strength of something:
These stories only amplified her fears.
3 formal to explain something that you have said by giving more information about it:
Would you care to amplify that remark?
amplification noun [uncountable]

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