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magnify

verb [T]  /ˈmæɡ·nəˌfɑɪ/ us  
to make something look larger than it is, esp. by looking at it through a special piece of glass: Although your skin looks smooth, when magnified you can see a lot of little bumps and holes. fig. To magnify something is also to make it seem more important or more serious than it really is: He always magnifies the problems and inconveniences of travel.
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