Amplify and Curtail


Amplify verb - To make greater in size, amount, or number.
Usage example: the number of blood volunteers was significantly amplified by the promise of thank-you gifts to donors

Curtail is an antonym for amplify in topics: expand, increase in size or effect.


Curtail verb - To make less in extent or duration.
Usage example: curtailed the school day because of the stormy weather

Amplify is an antonym for curtail in abridge topic.

Nearby Words: curtailment, curtailing

Common collocations

ability amplify ability curtail ability
power amplify power curtail power
effects amplify effects curtail effects
powers amplify powers curtail powers
Other words: tendencies.
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