Amplify and Reduce


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

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


Reduce verb - To make smaller in amount, volume, or extent.
Usage example: you'll have to reduce the amount of money you spend on unnecessary purchases if you want to have any money left for retirement

Amplify is an antonym for reduce in decrease topic.

Nearby Words: reduced, reduction, reducing, reducible

Common collocations

ability amplify ability reduce ability
power amplify power reduce power
strength amplify strength reduce strength
attack amplify attack reduce attack
Other words: sound, accuracy, range, effect, size, volume, effects, output, effectiveness, pain, times, attacks, powers.

Both words in one sentence

  • Sure, he is supposed to have the ability to reduce and amplify psychic powers, but that hardly ever comes into play.
Cite this Source
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Reduce or Amplify. 2016. Accessed May 29, 2023.
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