Antonyms for magnifyˈmæg nəˌfaɪ

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term magnify

Princeton's WordNet

  1. magnify, amplify(verb)

    increase in size, volume or significance

    magnify, exaggerate, blow up, amplify, hyperbolise, enlarge, overdraw, expand, hyperbolize, inflate, overstate

  2. overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify(verb)

    to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

    exaggerate, blow up, amplify, hyperbolise, enlarge, overdraw, expand, overdo, hyperbolize, inflate, overstate, magnify

  3. blow up, enlarge, magnify(verb)

    make large

    go ballistic, lucubrate, expatiate, puff out, exposit, detonate, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, puff up, expound, flesh out, puff, hit the roof, explode, throw a fit, combust, flip one's lid, magnify, expand, dilate, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, overstate, blow a fuse, enlarge, hit the ceiling, blow up, exaggerate, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, elaborate, inflate, aggrandize, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, dramatize, blow one's stack

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. magnify

    abate, decline, decrease, diminish, ebb, lessen, lower, mitigate, moderate, reduce, subside

    aggravate, amplify, continue, develop, enhance, enlarge, extend, foment, increase, rage, raise, revive

Editors Contribution

  1. micrify

    verb (used with object): to make small or insignificant

    for further capacity expansion of magnetic tape storage media, it is necessary to micrify the particle size and increase the recording density.


Find a translation for this antonym in other languages:

Select another language:


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"magnify." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 5 Oct. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good antonym for magnify?

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for magnify:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.