To magnify something is to make it larger or more visible. You can magnify something by using a magnifying glass, or you can make it larger by using a sound or light amplification system.

  • He was using a magnifying glass to examine the object.

  • The sound of the waves was magnified by the sound system.

  • The light from the sun was magnified by the sunglasses.

Definition of magnifying


To praise, glorify (someone or something, especially God).


To make (something) larger or more important.


To make (someone or something) appear greater or more important than it is; to intensify, exaggerate.


To make (something) appear larger by means of a lens, magnifying glass, telescope etc.


To have effect; to be of importance or significance.

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Example Sentences for magnifying

  • 1

    I need a magnifying glass.

  • 2

    In the process, reflection get distorted and magnified.

  • 3

    The disputes helped magnify the event into legend.

  • 4

    On the downside, this does magnify the chronological gaps of knowledge.

  • 5

    Is anyone going to magnify the image and put it in the website

  • 6

    That effect could be possibly magnified by next week.

  • 7

    His absence is magnified by the lack of smart subsitudes.

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    This link often magnifies the fluctuation in the bond's price.

  • 9

    Try to stop magnifying the size effect from it.

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    The magnified shapes appear periodically along the vertical axis.