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intensify

verb

1 intensify

Increase in extent or intensity.

synonyms: escalate, step up.

Roget 171: give energy etc. n.; energize, stimulate, kindle, excite, exert; sharpen, intensify; inflame etc. (render violent) 173; ... show more

Dutch: escaleren, toenemen, uitbreiden, verhevigen



2 intensify

Make more intense, stronger, or more marked.

synonyms: compound, deepen, heighten.

Roget 35: increase, augment, add to, enlarge; dilate etc. (expand) 194; grow, wax, get ahead.    gain strength; advance; run up, ... show more

Dutch: intensiveren, op, verdiepen

3 intensify

Become more intense.

synonym: deepen.

Dutch: intensiveren

4 intensify

Make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark.


Moby thesaurus: accelerate, accent, accentuate, accrue, accumulate, advance, agent provocateur, aggrandize, aggravate, amplify, annoy, appreciate, augment, balloon, beef up, bloat, blow up, boom, breed, broaden ... show more.

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