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Let them (the gods) declare, let them magnify, let them sing his praises.

Here is a man whom those that magnify him the least confess to be a good man, the best of men.

Magnify that immensely, increase enormously the noise, and one had the War!

Age is commonly boastful, and inclined to magnify past acts and past times.

We are awe-struck at their power, and magnify the mystery of their existence.

Let us magnify our calling and be happy, but strive to progress.

I give you credit for sagacity, but you are disposed to magnify trifles.

And do not be tempted to magnify Greta's offence against friendship.

Every thing seemed to combine to magnify the power of the king.

In this way does Peter magnify the awful intensity of God's wrath.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to speak or act for the glory or honor (of someone or something)," from Old French magnefiier "glorify, magnify," from Latin magnificare "esteem greatly, extol, make much of," from magnificus "great, elevated, noble" (see magnificence). Meaning "use a telescope or microscope" is first attested 1660s, said to be a unique development in English. Related: Magnified; magnifying.

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