blossom, blossom out, blossom forth, unfold(verb)
develop or come to a promising stage
"Youth blossomed into maturity"
open to the view
"A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings"
unfold, stretch, stretch out, extend(verb)
extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
"Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
gallop, crane, blossom, widen, run, lead, continue, debase, load, poke out, extend, blossom forth, protract, stretch out, draw out, offer, put out, carry, spread out, open, go, stretch, stretch forth, pass, adulterate, dilute, reach out, unfold, exsert, stretch along, spread, expand, cover, prolong, strain, hold out, blossom out, elongate, broaden
unfold, spread, spread out, open(verb)
spread out or open from a closed or folded state
"open the map"; "spread your arms"
fan out, blossom out, unfold, circularise, dissipate, open up, overspread, disseminate, pass around, spread, spread out, broadcast, afford, turn out, open, stretch, blossom, give, stretch out, extend, scatter, circularize, expand, splay, go around, propagate, blossom forth, rotate, circulate, disperse, distribute, string out, diffuse
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Amplify is now rarely used in the sense of increase, to add material substance, bulk, volume, or the like; it is now almost wholly applied to discourse or writing, signifying to make fuller in statement, whether with or without adding matter of importance, as by stating fully what was before only implied, or by adding illustrations to make the meaning more readily apprehended, etc. The chief difficulty of very young writers is to amplify, to get beyond the bare curt statement by developing, expanding, unfolding the thought. The chief difficulty of those who have more material and experience is to condense sufficiently. So, in the early days of our literature amplify was used in the favorable sense; but at present this word and most kindred words are coming to share the derogatory meaning that has long attached to expatiate. We may develop a thought, expand an illustration, extend a discussion, expatiate on a hobby, dilate on something joyous or sad, enlarge a volume, unfold a scheme, widen the range of treatment.
To amplify on or upon the subject is needless. Amplify this matter by illustrations.
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