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verb [transitive] magnify pronunciation in British English /ˈmæɡnɪfaɪ/
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  1. 1
    to make something appear bigger than it really is
    Thick spectacles magnified his eyes.
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    1. a.
      to make something appear more important, severe, or dangerous than it really is
      They have no need to magnify the importance of their achievements.
  2. 2
    to increase the size, strength, or power of something
    Our fear and confusion only magnified the problem.


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