amplified amplified  /ˈæm plə ˌfaɪd/


  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


  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.


  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


  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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