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.