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English Dictionary: magnifying by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Magnify \Mag"ni*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Magnified}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Magnifying}.] [OE. magnifien, F. magnifier, L.
      magnificare. See {Magnific}.]
      1. 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
                     The least error in a small quantity . . . will in a
                     great one . . . be proportionately magnified.
      2. To increase the importance of; to augment the esteem or
            respect in which one is held.
                     On that day the Lord magnified Joshua in the sight
                     of all Israel.                                    --Joshua iv.
      3. To praise highly; to land; to extol. [Archaic]
                     O, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his
                     name together.                                    --Ps. xxxiv.
      4. To exaggerate; as, to magnify a loss or a difficulty.
      {To magnify one's self} (Script.), to exhibit pride and
            haughtiness; to boast.
      {To magnify one's self against} (Script.), to oppose with
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