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magnify Saltos de línea: mag|nify
Pronunciación: /ˈmaɡnɪfʌɪ/

Definición de magnify en inglés:

verbo (magnifies, magnifying, magnified)

[with object]
1Make (something) appear larger than it is, especially with a lens or microscope: the retinal image will be magnified
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Way out in the corners of the galaxy, there are objects so massive that they curve light into gargantuan gravitational lenses, distorting and magnifying objects behind them.
  • Her blue eyes were magnified from the lenses of her glasses, making them appear like pools of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Viruses are extremely small things, so even normal microscopes are not powerful enough to allow us to visualise a virus, so one has to use an electron microscope which magnifies objects by 40,000 times or so.
1.1Increase or exaggerate the importance or effect of: you had problems before you went to Vietnam, and 'Nam magnified them
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • When private companies enter the field of manned spaceflight, those inherent risks could be magnified.
  • Yet if vulnerabilities and safeguards aren't linked, and vested interests are allowed to get in the way of objectivity, risk will only be magnified.
  • Consequently all the city's contrasts, contradictions and ambiguities seem to be magnified by the scorching sun.
2 archaic Praise highly; glorify: praise the Lord and magnify Him
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The words go like this: “I’m free to worship, I’m free to praise, I’m free to lift up holy hands and magnify His name.”
  • Time shall embalm and magnify her name.
Sinónimos

Origen

Late Middle English (in the senses 'show honour to (God') and 'make greater'): from Old French magnifier or Latin magnificare, based on Latin magnus 'great'. sense 1 dates from the mid 17th century.

Más
  • Early uses have strong biblical associations and included ‘show honour to (God)’ (Luke 1:46: ‘My soul doth magnify the Lord’: part of the Magnificat, a canticle used in Christian liturgy) and ‘make greater in size or importance’ (Job 20:6: ‘Though he be magnified up to the heaven’). ‘Make larger by means of a lens’ is a sense dating from the mid 17th century. It goes back to Latin magnus ‘great’ as does magnificent (Late Middle English) originally ‘serving to magnify’.

Derivados

magnifier

1
Pronunciación: /ˈmaɡnɪfʌɪə/
sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Twelve years later, Roy's condition has remained fairly stable and he can use special magnifiers to read newspapers and can watch the TV from around 12 inches away.
  • The company designs, manufactures and distributes a range of electronic magnifiers for the visually impaired and partially sighted.
  • Illuminated magnifiers are also available in ten libraries for people to use to look at books and other material in the library

Palabras que riman con magnify

mummify • damnify

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