Amplify vs Expatiate - What's the difference?

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Amplify is a related term of expatiate.


As verbs the difference between amplify and expatiate

is that amplify is to render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like;—used especially of loudspeakers, telescopes, microscopes, etc while expatiate is to range at large, or without restraint.

amplify

English

Verb

(en-verb)
  • To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like;—used especially of loudspeakers, telescopes, microscopes, etc.
  • (rhetorical) To enlarge by addition or discussion; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand; to make much of.
  • * Dryden
  • Troilus and Cressida was written by a Lombard author, but much amplified by our English translator.
  • To increase the amplitude of something, especially of an electric current.
  • expatiate

    English

    Verb

    (expatiat)
  • To range at large, or without restraint.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Bids his free soul expatiate in the skies.
  • To write or speak at length; to be copious in argument or discussion, to descant.
  • *1851 ,
  • Now, as the business of standing mast-heads, ashore or afloat, is a very ancient and interesting one, let us in some measure expatiate here.
  • * Addison
  • He expatiated on the inconveniences of trade.
  • * 2007 , Clive James, Cultural Amnesia (Picador 2007, p. 847)
  • *:“It can't fly,” he expatiated . “It can move forward only by hopping.”
  • (obsolete) To expand; to spread; to extend; to diffuse; to broaden.