amplified amplified  /ˈæm plə ˌfaɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) increase in size, volume or significance
  2. (v) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
  3. (v) exaggerate or make bigger
  4. (v) increase the volume of

Usage(s):

  1. Now, with the introduction of the DS Lite and the Touch Generations series of games, Nintendo has amplified its efforts to lure non-gamers.
  2. Nearly every word to her students is amplified through speakers wirelessly linked to a small blue transmitter dangling from her neck.
  3. Instead of stopping the financial meltdown, letting Lehman go down amplified it.

News

  1. Lunching with finks at Trattoria Borgia

    I can see it clearly, as if I am there. The vision is awful, edges crisp, every detail amplified. The emotions it summons are stark. I’ve experienced this vision in dreams — nightmares, actually — but I can summon it from my past while awake. It is terrifying.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Pagosa Springs Sun

  2. Pope Francis's remark about "gay lobby" heightens speculation

    For years, perhaps even centuries, it has been an open secret in Rome: that some prelates in the Vatican hierarchy are gay. But the whispers were amplified this week when Pope Francis himself, before a private audience, appeared to have acknowledged what he called a "gay lobby" inside the Vatican, vying for power and influence.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  3. Tourism's mission hampered, but not stopped, by Denver-Tokyo delays

    The rain falling here Wednesday amplified the dampened mood that some tourism officials felt as they made their big pitch to the travel industry, months late and to a smaller audience than they would have had if the delays had not occurred.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Denver Post

Quotes

  1. "My sense is that that's going to be their top priority. John Edwards was a great champion of working people during the first of this campaign. Many of his themes are ones that Democrats as a whole share; those will be amplified at the...
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN International

  2. "If you only have one or two interviews, the focus goes on those and any mistake is going to be amplified dramatically," Mitt Romney, who lost a bid for the GOP nomination and now supports McCain, said Monday on NBC's "Today" show. "So let...
    on Sep 29, 2008 By: Mitt Romney Source: Newsweek

  3. "Your voice becomes more amplified when you go to a place like Iowa or New Hampshire," Santorum explained in an interview Tuesday about the visit.
    on Aug 12, 2009 By: Rick Santorum Source: Politico

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