v 1: increase in size, volume or significance: "Her terror was
magnified in her mind." [syn: magnify]
2: to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; " tended to
romanticize and exaggerate this ``gracious Old South''
imagery" [syn: overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, magnify] [ant: understate]
3: exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated" [syn: inflate, blow up, expand]
4: increase the volume of; "amplify sound"