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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (4)

1. increase in extent or intensity;
- Example: "The Allies escalated the bombing"
[syn: escalate, intensify, step up]

2. make more intense, stronger, or more marked;
- Example: "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"
- Example: "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"
- Example: "This event only deepened my convictions"
[syn: intensify, compound, heighten, deepen]

3. become more intense;
- Example: "The debate intensified"
- Example: "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"
[syn: intensify, deepen]

4. make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark;

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Intensify \In*ten"si*fy\, v. i. To become intense, or more intense; to act with increasing power or energy. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Intensify \In*ten"si*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intensified; p. pr. & vb. n. Intensifying.] [Intense + -fly.] To render more intense; as, to intensify heat or cold; to intensify colors; to intensify a photographic negative; to intensify animosity. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] How piercing is the sting of pride By want embittered and intensified. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

intensify v 1: increase in extent or intensity; "The Allies escalated the bombing" [syn: escalate, intensify, step up] [ant: de-escalate, step down, weaken] 2: make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions" [syn: intensify, compound, heighten, deepen] 3: become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan" [syn: intensify, deepen] 4: make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

83 Moby Thesaurus words for "intensify": accelerate, accent, accentuate, accrue, accumulate, advance, agent provocateur, aggrandize, aggravate, amplify, annoy, appreciate, augment, balloon, beef up, bloat, blow up, boom, breed, broaden, build up, complicate, concentrate, condense, consolidate, crescendo, deepen, deteriorate, develop, double, embitter, emphasize, enhance, enlarge, escalate, exacerbate, exaggerate, exalt, exasperate, focus, gain, gain strength, get ahead, go up, grow, heat up, heighten, hop up, hot up, increase, irritate, jazz up, key up, magnify, make acute, make complex, make worse, mount, multiply, proliferate, provoke, quicken, ramify, redouble, reinforce, rise, rouse, run up, sharpen, shoot up, snowball, soup up, sour, spread, step up, strengthen, stress, swell, triple, wax, whet, widen, worsen