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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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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.