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English definition of “magnify”

magnify

verb [T]     /ˈmæɡnɪfaɪ/
MAKE LARGER to make an object look larger than it is by looking through special equipment: The cells are first magnified under a microscope.Optics, microscopy and lasersEyesight, glasses and lensesEnlarging and inflatingBecoming biggerIncreasing and intensifying
MAKE WORSE to make a bad situation worse: All your problems are magnified when you're ill.Increasing and intensifying
(Definition of magnify verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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