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magnify

MAGNIFY, v.t. [L. magnifico; magnus, great, and facio, to make.]

1. To make great or greater; to increase the apparent dimensions of a body. A convex lens magnifies the bulk of a body to the eye.

2. To make great in representation; to extol; to exalt in description or praise. The embassador magnified the king and queen.

3. To extol; to exalt; to elevate; to raise in estimation.

Thee that day

Thy thunders magnified.

The Lord magnified Solomon exceedingly. 1 Chron. 29.

To magnify one's self, to raise in pride and pretensions.

He shall magnify in his heart. Dan.8.



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MAGNIFY, v.t. [L. magnifico; magnus, great, and facio, to make.]

1. To make great or greater; to increase the apparent dimensions of a body. A convex lens magnifies the bulk of a body to the eye.

2. To make great in representation; to extol; to exalt in description or praise. The embassador magnified the king and queen.

3. To extol; to exalt; to elevate; to raise in estimation.

Thee that day

Thy thunders magnified.

The Lord magnified Solomon exceedingly. 1 Chron. 29.

To magnify one's self, to raise in pride and pretensions.

He shall magnify in his heart. Dan.8.

MAG'NI-FY, v.t. [L. magnifico; magnus, great, and facio, to make.]

  1. To make great or greater; to increase the apparent dimensions of a body. A convex lens magnifies the bulk of a body to the eye.
  2. To make great in representation; to extol; to exalt in description or praise. The embassador magnified the king and queen.
  3. To extol; to exalt; to elevate; to raise in estimation. Thee that day / Thy thunders magnified. Milton. The Lord magnified Solomon exceedingly. 1 Chron. xxix. To magnify one's self, to raise in pride and pretensions. He shall magnify himself in his heart. Dan. viii.

Mag"ni*fy
  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 diameters.

    The least error in a small quantity . . . will in a great one . . . be proportionately magnified. Grew.

  2. 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.
  3. 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. 14.

  4. To have effect; to be of importance or significance.

    [Cant *** Obs.] Spectator.

    Magnifying glass, a lens which magnifies the apparent dimensions of objects seen through it.

  5. To praise highly; to laud; to extol.

    [Archaic]

    O, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. Ps. xxxiv. 3.

  6. 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 pride.

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Magnify

MAGNIFY, verb transitive [Latin magnifico; magnus, great, and facio, to make.]

1. To make great or greater; to increase the apparent dimensions of a body. A convex lens magnifies the bulk of a body to the eye.

2. To make great in representation; to extol; to exalt in description or praise. The embassador magnified the king and queen.

3. To extol; to exalt; to elevate; to raise in estimation.

Thee that day

Thy thunders magnified.

The Lord magnified Solomon exceedingly. 1 Chronicles 29:1.

To magnify one's self, to raise in pride and pretensions.

He shall magnify in his heart. Daniel 8:25.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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meet

MEET, a. [L. convenio.] Fit; suitable; proper; qualified; convenient; adapted, as to a use or purpose.

Ye shall pass over armed before your brethren, the children of Israel, all that are meet for the war. Deut.3.

It was meet that we should make merry--Luke 15.

Bring forth fruits meet for repentance. Matt.3.

MEET, v.t. pret. and pp. met. [Gr. with.]

1. To come together, approaching in opposite or different directions; to come face to face; as, to meet a man in the road.

His daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances. Judges 11.

2. To come together in any place; as, we met many strangers at the levee.

3. To come together in hostility; to encounter. The armies met on the plains of Pharsalia.

4. To encounter unexpectedly.

5. To come together in extension; to come in contact; to join. The line A meets the line B and forms an angle.

6. To come to; to find; to light on; to receive. The good man meets his reward; the criminal in due time meets the punishment he deserves.

Of vice or virtue, whether blest or curst,

Which meets contempt, or which compassion first.

MEET, v.i. To come together or to approach near, or into company with. How pleasant it is for friends to meet on the road; still more pleasant to meet in a foreign country.

1. To come together in hostility; to encounter. The armies met at Waterloo, and decided the fate of Buonaparte.

2. To assemble; to congregate. The council met at 10 o'clock. The legislature will meet on the first Wednesday in the month.

3. To come together by being extended; to come in contact; to join. Two converging lines will meet in a point.

To meet with; to light on; to find; to come to; often with the sense of an unexpected event.

We met with many things worthy of observation.

1. To join; to unite in company.

Falstaff at that oak shall meet with us.

2. To suffer unexpectedly; as, to meet with a fall; to meet with a loss.

3. To encounter; to engage in opposition.

Royal mistress,

Prepare to meet with more than brutal fury

From the fierce prince.

4. To obviate; a Latinism.

To meet half way, to approach from an equal distance and meet; metaphorically, to make mutual and equal concessions, each party renouncing some pretensions.

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