To magnify one's self(Script.), to exhibit pride and haughtiness; to boast.To magnify one's self against(Script.), to oppose with pride.

(Mag"ni*fy), v. i.

1. To have the power of causing objects to appear larger than they really are; to increase the apparent dimensions of objects; as, some lenses magnify but little.

2. To have effect; to be of importance or significance. [Cant & Obs.] Spectator.

Magnifying glass, a lens which magnifies the apparent dimensions of objects seen through it.

(Mag*nil"o*quence) n. [L. magniloquentia.] The quality of being magniloquent; pompous discourse; grandiloquence.

(Mag*nif"i*cent) a. [See Magnificence.]

1. Doing grand things; admirable in action; displaying great power or opulence, especially in building, way of living, and munificence.

A prince is never so magnificent
As when he's sparing to enrich a few
With the injuries of many.

2. Grand in appearance; exhibiting grandeur or splendor; splendid; pompous.

When Rome's exalted beauties I descry
Magnificent in piles of ruin lie.

Syn. — Glorious; majestic; sublime. See Grand.

(Mag*nif"i*cent*ly), adv. In a Magnificent manner.

(Mag*nif"i*co) n.; pl. Magnificoes [It. See Magnific.]

1. A grandee or nobleman of Venice; — so called in courtesy. Shak.

2. A rector of a German university.

(Mag"ni*fi`er) n. One who, or that which, magnifies.

(Mag"ni*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Magnified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Magnifying ] [OE. magnifien, F. magnifier, L. magnificare. See Magnific.]

1. To make great, or greater; to increase the dimensions of; to amplify; to enlarge, either in fact or in appearance; as, the microscope magnifies the object by a thousand diameters.

The least error in a small quantity . . . will in a great one . . . be proportionately magnified.

2. To increase the importance of; to augment the esteem or respect in which one is held.

On that day the Lord magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel.
Joshua iv. 14.

3. To praise highly; to laud; to extol. [Archaic]

O, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.
Ps. xxxiv. 3.

4. To exaggerate; as, to magnify a loss or a difficulty.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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