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magnify

verb [T] uk   /ˈmæɡ.nɪ.faɪ/ us  
to make something look larger than it is, especially by looking at it through a specially cut piece of glass: Although our skin looks smooth, when magnified it is full of bumps and holes. to make a problem bigger and more important: The hot summer magnified the racial tensions in the community.
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