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English verb: intensify

1. intensify (change) increase in extent or intensity


SamplesThe Allies escalated the bombing.


Synonymsescalate, step up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)redouble


Antonymsde-escalate, step down, weaken

2. intensify (change) make more intense, stronger, or more marked


SamplesThe efforts were intensified.
Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her.
Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness.
This event only deepened my convictions.


Synonymscompound, deepen, heighten


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)amplify, enhance, fan, heat up, heighten, heighten, hot up, raise, screw up, sharpen, sharpen


Causedeepen, intensify

3. intensify (change) become more intense


SamplesThe debate intensified.
His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan.


Synonymsdeepen


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)accelerate, break open, build, burst out, condense, erupt, flare, flare up, irrupt, quicken, redouble, sharpen, speed, speed up

4. intensify (change) make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Domain categoryphotography









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