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 for intensify
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intensify \In*ten"si*fy\, v. i.
     To become intense, or more intense; to act with increasing
     power or energy.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intensify \In*ten"si*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intensified; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Intensifying.] [Intense + -fly.]
     To render more intense; as, to intensify heat or cold; to
     intensify colors; to intensify a photographic negative; to
     intensify animosity. --Bacon.
     [1913 Webster]
           How piercing is the sting of pride
           By want embittered and intensified.      --Longfellow.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: increase in extent or intensity; "The Allies escalated the
           bombing" [syn: escalate, intensify, step up] [ant:
           de-escalate, step down, weaken]
      2: 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" [syn: intensify,
         compound, heighten, deepen]
      3: become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike
         for raw fish only deepened in Japan" [syn: intensify,
      4: make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or
         more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between
         light and dark

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  83 Moby Thesaurus words for "intensify":
     accelerate, accent, accentuate, accrue, accumulate, advance,
     agent provocateur, aggrandize, aggravate, amplify, annoy,
     appreciate, augment, balloon, beef up, bloat, blow up, boom, breed,
     broaden, build up, complicate, concentrate, condense, consolidate,
     crescendo, deepen, deteriorate, develop, double, embitter,
     emphasize, enhance, enlarge, escalate, exacerbate, exaggerate,
     exalt, exasperate, focus, gain, gain strength, get ahead, go up,
     grow, heat up, heighten, hop up, hot up, increase, irritate,
     jazz up, key up, magnify, make acute, make complex, make worse,
     mount, multiply, proliferate, provoke, quicken, ramify, redouble,
     reinforce, rise, rouse, run up, sharpen, shoot up, snowball,
     soup up, sour, spread, step up, strengthen, stress, swell, triple,
     wax, whet, widen, worsen

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