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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amplify  \Am"pli*fy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Amplified};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Amplifying}.]  [F.  amplifier,  L.  amplificare  See 
  {Ample},  {-fy}.] 
  1.  To  render  larger,  more  extended,  or  more  intense,  and  the 
  like  --  used  especially  of  telescopes,  microscopes,  etc 
 
  2.  (Rhet.)  To  enlarge  by  addition  or  discussion;  to  treat 
  copiously  by  adding  particulars,  illustrations,  etc.;  to 
  expand;  to  make  much  of 
 
  Troilus  and  Cressida  was  written  by  a  Lombard 
  author,  but  much  amplified  by  our  English 
  translator.  --Dryden. 




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