Meaning of “magnify” - Learner’s Dictionary

magnify

verb [ T ] uk us /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.
MAKE WORSE

to make a bad situation worse:

All your problems are magnified when you're ill.

(Definition of “magnify” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)