Amplify and Abbreviate


Amplify verb - To express more fully and in greater detail.
Usage example: after filing a report of missing luggage, he was asked to amplify a bit as to the circumstances

Abbreviate is an antonym for amplify in topics: go into detail, increase in size or effect.


Abbreviate verb - To make less in extent or duration.
Usage example: had to abbreviate his vacation in France in order to travel to Oslo to receive the Nobel Prize

Amplify is an antonym for abbreviate in topics: shorten, cut short an activity.
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