动词过去式:magnified 过去分词:magnified 现在分词:magnifying 第三人称单数:magnifies
v (pt, pp -fied)
1 [Tn, Tn.pr] make (sth) appear larger, as a lens or microscope does （用放大器或显微镜）放大（某物）
*bacteria magnified to
1000 times their actual size 比实物放大1000倍的的细菌. =>illus 见插图.
2 [Tn] (fml 文) exaggerate (sth) 夸大（某事物）
*magnify the dangers, risks, uncertainties, etc 夸大危险性、冒险性、易变性等.
3 [Tn] (arch 古) give praise to (God) 赞美（上帝）
*My soul doth magnify the Lord. 我的心赞美上主的伟大.
v past tense and past participlemagnifiedpresent participlemagnifyingthird person singularmagnifies [T]
1300-1400; Language: French;Origin:
magnifier, from Latin
to make something seem bigger or louder, especially using special equipment At the Sheffield arena, the speakers were magnified ten times on a giant screen. A public address system magnifies all the little noises and coughs.
to make something seem more important than it really is
= exaggerate The report tends to magnify the risks involved.formal
to make something much worse or more serious The results of economic mismanagement were magnified by a series of natural disasters.
1. Don´t magnify your success. 别夸大你的成绩。