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 diameters.
- To make greater in size; enlarge.
- To cause to appear greater or seem more important than is in fact the case; exaggerate: You have grossly magnified a trivial situation. See Synonyms at exaggerate.
- To increase the apparent size of, especially by means of a lens.
- To glorify or praise.
- To increase or have the power to increase the size or volume of an image or a sound.