1. increase in size, volume or significance

- Her terror was magnified in her mind

Similar word(s): amplify

Definition categories: change, enlarge

2. to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

- tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery

Similar word(s): amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overdraw, overstate

Definition categories: communication, misinform, mislead

3. make large

- blow up an image

Similar word(s): enlarge

Definition categories: change, increase