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Used to describe the action of making something tiny look bigger so you can see details. SlideScientists often magnify bacteria to study them.
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Sometimes used metaphorically to suggest increasing something's influence or presence. SlideThe speaker's charisma magnified her message.
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In photography, magnify means to zoom in or enlarge an image for detail. SlideYou should magnify this part of the photo to see the expression.