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in·ten·si·fy

intensify

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn ten sih faI
part of speech: verb
inflections: intensifies, intensifying, intensified
definition 1: to make stronger, more acute, or more intense.
His disturbing speech intensified the anger of the crowd.
synonyms:
augment, heighten, increase, strengthen
antonyms:
abate, moderate, mute, relieve, temper
similar words:
accelerate, aggravate, boost, build, concentrate, deepen, enhance, inflame, magnify, reinforce, sharpen, stimulate, swell
definition 2: to become stronger, more acute, or more intense.
Each day the pain in his back intensified.
synonyms:
build up, heighten, increase, strengthen
antonyms:
abate, cool, die, ebb, moderate, subside
similar words:
accelerate, build, deepen, snowball
derivation: intensification (n.)