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amplify (verb) to strengthen (especially sound, electric signals, etc.); to elaborate (a comment, a story, etc.).

When we want to be heard by a large audience, we speak into the mike, which connected with an amplifier, amplifies our voice; that is, it makes our voice louder. People sing into microphones so that their voice is amplified by the amplifier. When we elaborate or make more detailed some point, a comment, or a story, we amplify it. When we add details to our remarks, we amplify them. When what you have said is clear enough, you need not amplify it.

  • The union leader said that at his meeting with the management, a wage revision was agreed upon, but when asked for details, he refused to amplify the point further.
  • Stewart went on amplifying point after point, stressing the obvious, hardly aware that his audience was tiring of him.
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