Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb intensify

4 senses of intensify

Sense 1
escalate, intensify, step up -- (increase in extent or intensity; "The Allies escalated the bombing")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 2
intensify, compound, heighten, deepen -- (make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions")
       => increase -- (become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased")

Sense 3
intensify, deepen -- (become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan")
       => increase -- (become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased")

Sense 4
intensify -- (make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark)
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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