Intensify

  • 1 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 intensify — intensify, aggravate, heighten, enhance mean to increase markedly in degree or measure. Intensify implies a deepening or strengthening of a thing or especially of its characteristic quality {a clear atmosphere intensifies the blue of the sky} {an …

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  • 3 intensify — 1817, from INTENSE (Cf. intense) + IFY (Cf. ify), first attested in Coleridge, in place of INTEND (Cf. intend), which he said no longer was felt as connected with intense. M.E. used intensen (v.) to increase (something), strengthen, intensify,… …

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  • 4 intensify — [in ten′sə fī΄] vt. intensified, intensifying 1. to make intense or more intense; increase; strengthen 2. Photog. to make (a film, etc.) more dense or opaque by treating with an intensifier vi. to become intense or increase in intensity… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 intensify — I verb add to, aggravate, amplificare, augere, augment, boost, concentrate, deepen, emphasize, enhance, escalate, exacerbate, exaggerate, heighten, increase, inflame, magnify, redouble, sharpen, step up, strengthen II index accrue (increase) …

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  • 7 intensify — [v] make more forceful, severe accent, accentuate, add fuel*, add to, aggrandize, aggravate, augment, beef up*, boost, brighten, build up, concentrate, darken, deepen, emphasize, enhance, escalate, exacerbate, exalt, heat up*, heighten, increase …

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  • 8 intensify — ► VERB (intensifies, intensified) ▪ make or become more intense. DERIVATIVES intensification noun …

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  • 9 intensify — verb ADVERB ▪ greatly ▪ dramatically, rapidly, sharply ▪ The fighting in the area has intensified sharply. ▪ gradually ▪ …

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  • 10 intensify — verb a) To render more intense; as, to intensify heat or cold; to intensify colors; to intensify a photographic negative; to intensify animosity. b) To become intense, or more intense; to act with increasing power or energy …

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  • 11 intensify — UK [ɪnˈtensɪfaɪ] / US [ɪnˈtensɪˌfaɪ] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms intensify : present tense I/you/we/they intensify he/she/it intensifies present participle intensifying past tense intensified past participle intensified if something …

    English dictionary

  • 12 intensify — [[t]ɪnte̱nsɪfaɪ[/t]] intensifies, intensifying, intensified V ERG If you intensify something or if it intensifies, it becomes greater in strength, amount, or degree. [V n] Britain is intensifying its efforts to secure the release of three British …

    English dictionary

  • 13 intensify — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. deepen, strengthen, heighten, sharpen; concentrate; aggravate (see increase). See strength. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. strengthen, heighten, sharpen, emphasize, deepen, escalate, increase, aggravate,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 intensify — in|ten|si|fy [ ın tensı,faı ] verb intransitive or transitive if something intensifies, or you intensify it, it becomes greater, stronger, or more extreme: More weapons arrived in the area, and fighting intensified soon afterward. Economic… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 intensify — verb (I, T) if an activity, effort, feeling etc intensifies, or if you intensify it, it increases in degree or strength: Police have now intensified the search for the lost child. intensification /In tensififi keISFn/ noun (U): the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 intensify — verb leaders here are fearful that yesterday s bombing will intensify the fighting north of the city Syn: escalate, increase, step up, boost, raise, strengthen, augment, reinforce; pick up, build up, heighten, deepen, extend, expand, amplify,… …

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  • 17 intensify — [ɪnˈtensɪˌfaɪ] verb [I/T] if something intensifies, or if you intensify it, it becomes greater, stronger, or more extreme intensification [ɪnˌtensɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [U] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 intensify — verb ( fied; fying) Date: 1817 transitive verb 1. to make intense or more intensive ; strengthen 2. a. to increase the density and contrast of (a photographic image) by chemical treatment b. to make more acute ; sharpen …

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  • 19 intensify — intensification, n. /in ten seuh fuy /, v., intensified, intensifying. v.t. 1. to make intense or more intense. 2. to make more acute; strengthen or sharpen. 3. Photog. to increase the density and contrast of (a negative) chemically. v.i. 4. to… …

    Universalium

  • 20 Intensify — Усиливать (фотографическое изображение); Интенсифицировать …

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