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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Magnify \Mag"ni*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Magnified; p. pr. &
vb. n. Magnifying.] [OE. magnifien, F. magnifier, L.
magnificare. See Magnific.]
1. To make great, or greater; to increase the dimensions of;
to amplify; to enlarge, either in fact or in appearance;
as, the microscope magnifies the object by a thousand
The least error in a small quantity . . . will in a
great one . . . be proportionately magnified.
2. To increase the importance of; to augment the esteem or
respect in which one is held.
On that day the Lord magnified Joshua in the sight
of all Israel. --Joshua iv.
3. To praise highly; to laud; to extol. [Archaic]
O, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his
name together. --Ps. xxxiv.
4. To exaggerate; as, to magnify a loss or a difficulty.
To magnify one's self (Script.), to exhibit pride and
haughtiness; to boast.
To magnify one's self against (Script.), to oppose with