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amplify
American English: /ˈæmpləˌfaɪ/
British English: /ˈamplɪfʌɪ/

Translation of amplify in Spanish:

transitive verb -fies, -fying, -fied

  • 1.1
    (sound)
    amplificar
    (voltage/current)
    aumentar
    Example sentences
    • Finally, good sound systems only amplify bad sound.
    • You can also improve the sound quality by changing the sample and bit rate or amplifying the sound.
    • A microphone picks up ambient sound and amplifies it, and volume control allows you to adjust the level.
    Example sentences
    • This system reads out the chemical changes electronically, amplifies the electronic signal and further processes it.
    • A variable gain amplifier variably amplifies a monitor signal according to the operating mode determined by the gate and outputs an amplified monitor signal.
    • The first sampling transistor is configured to sample the same RF input signal that is amplified by the amplifier transistor.
    1.2 (elaborate on)
    (statement)
    ampliar
    (idea)
    desarrollar
    Example sentences
    • To begin with, I should reiterate and amplify my statement above that I was paying for this purchase with a credit card.
    • So he had no cause to amplify the statement that the ‘essential factor in determining liability is whether the damage is of such a kind as the reasonable man should have foreseen’.
    • The outcome of any public discussion can never be known with certainty, but chances are that it will amplify stories that imply risks of higher oil prices.

intransitive verb

  • to amplify on oupon somethingcould you amplify on that?
    ¿podría extenderse sobre ese punto?
    ¿podría ampliar la información sobre ese punto?

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