Synonyms for intensify

Synonyms for (verb) intensify

Synonyms: deepen, intensify

Definition: become more intense

Usage: The debate intensified; His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan

Similar words: increase

Definition: become bigger or greater in amount

Usage: The amount of work increased


Synonyms: intensify, heighten, deepen, compound

Definition: make more intense, stronger, or more marked

Usage: The efforts were intensified, Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her; Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness; This event only deepened my convictions

Similar words: increase

Definition: become bigger or greater in amount

Usage: The amount of work increased


Synonyms: step up, intensify, escalate

Definition: increase in extent or intensity

Usage: The Allies escalated the bombing

Similar words: increase

Definition: make bigger or more

Usage: The boss finally increased her salary; The university increased the number of students it admitted


Synonyms: intensify

Definition: make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue