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intensify

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishintensifyin‧ten‧si‧fy /ɪnˈtensɪfaɪ/ ●○○ AWL verb (intensified, intensifying, intensifies) [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 INCREASE IN ACTIVITY, FEELINGS ETCto increase in degree or strength, or to make something do this 🔊 In June the civil war intensified. 🔊 His mother’s death intensified his loneliness.intensification /ɪnˌtensɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [singular, uncountable] 🔊 an intensification of fighting in the region→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
intensifyThroughout the 1920s and 1930s, racism and bigotry intensified.The controversy is only expected to intensify.The dizzy feeling in her head intensified, and she knew she was about to black out.The fighting intensified and spread through the city.Their panic intensified, as they heard the gunshots getting closer.The latest merger will intensify competition among defense companies.Winds intensified during the afternoon.China is intensifying efforts to fight crime.As the season intensifies, quarterback Young will need to work on his fitness.Police have now intensified the search for the lost child.We have no choice but to intensify the strike campaign.In the run-up to the election, terrorists have intensified their activities.
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Verb table
intensify
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyintensify
he, she, itintensifies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyintensified
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave intensified
he, she, ithas intensified
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad intensified
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill intensify
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have intensified
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam intensifying
he, she, itis intensifying
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you, we, theyare intensifying
Past
I, he, she, itwas intensifying
you, we, theywere intensifying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been intensifying
he, she, ithas been intensifying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been intensifying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be intensifying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been intensifying
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