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Etymology

From Old French magnifier.

Verb

Infinitive
to magnify

Third person singular
magnifies

Simple past
magnified

Past participle
-

Present participle
magnifying

to magnify (third-person singular simple present magnifies, present participle magnifying, simple past and past participle magnified)
  1. To make an object appear larger so one can see it in more detail, such as with a magnifying glass or a telescope.
  2. To make a situation or an idea appear greater or more important than it is.

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