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magnifyverb [T]

 us   /ˈmæɡ·nəˌfɑɪ/
to make something ​looklarger than it is, esp. by ​looking at it through a ​specialpiece of ​glass: Although ​yourskinlookssmooth, 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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magnifyverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈmæɡ.nɪ.faɪ/
to make something ​looklarger than it is, ​especially by ​looking at it through a lens: Although ​ourskinlookssmooth, when magnified it is ​full of ​bumps and ​holes. to make a ​problembigger or more ​important: The ​hotsummer magnified the ​racial tensions in the ​community.
(Definition of magnify from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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