American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Magnify

MAGNIFY, v.t. [L. 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 Chr 29.

To magnify one’s self, to raise in pride and pretensions.

He shall magnify in his heart. Dan 8.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Magnify," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed January 20, 2020, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3U1GSRKW7VXJ7YH.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Magnify." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 20 Jan. 2020. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3U1GSRKW7VXJ7YH.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Magnify' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 20 January 2020, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3U1GSRKW7VXJ7YH.