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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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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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