Definition and Meanings for magnifying
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Part of Speech of magnifying
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of magnifying
Meaning of magnifying
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- 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 increase the importance of; to augment the esteem or respect in which one is held.
- to praise highly; to laud; to extol.
- to exaggerate; as, to magnify a loss or a difficulty.
as intransitive verb
- to have the power of causing objects to appear larger than they really are; to increase the apparent dimensions of objects; as, some lenses magnify but little.
- to have effect; to be of importance or significance.