Am"pli*fy (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Amplified (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Amplifying.] [F. amplifier, L. amplificare. See
Ample, -fy.] 1. To render larger, more
extended, or more intense, and the like; -- used especially of telescopes,
2. (Rhet.) To enlarge by addition or
discussion; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.;
to expand; to make much of.
Troilus and Cressida was written by a Lombard author, but
much amplified by our English translator.
Am"pli*fy (?), v. i. 1.
To become larger. [Obs.]
Strait was the way at first, withouten light,
But further in did further amplify.
2. To speak largely or copiously; to be diffuse in
argument or description; to dilate; to expatiate; -- often with on
or upon. Watts.
He must often enlarge and amplify upon the subject he