Zoom vs Magnify - What's the difference?

zoom | magnify |

As a noun zoom

is zoom, augmentation of a view as with a camera lens.

As a verb magnify is

to praise, glorify (someone or something, especially god).




(en noun)
  • a humming noise from something moving very fast
  • a quick ascent
  • a big increase
  • an augmentation of a view as with a lens
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • to move fast with a humming noise
  • to fly an airplane straight up
  • to move rapidly
  • to go up sharply
  • prices zoomed
  • to change the focal length of a zoom lens
  • (used with in]] or [[zoom out, out ) to manipulate a display so as to magnify or shrink it
  • Derived terms

    * zoom in * zoom lens * zoom out * zoomy


    * Dutch: (l) * German: (l)


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  • To praise, glorify (someone or something, especially god).
  • * 1526 , (William Tyndale), trans. Bible , Acts X:
  • For they herde them speake with tonges, and magnify God.
  • * 1644 , (John Milton), (Aeropagitica) :
  • For he who freely magnifies what hath been nobly done, and fears not to declare as freely what might be done better, gives ye the best cov'nant of his fidelity [...].
  • To make (something) larger or more important.
  • * Grew
  • The least error in a small quantitybe proportionately magnified .
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=(Edwin Black), title=Internal Combustion
  • , chapter=2 citation , passage=But through the oligopoly, charcoal fuel proliferated throughout London's trades and industries. By the 1200s, brewers and bakers, tilemakers, glassblowers, pottery producers, and a range of other craftsmen all became hour-to-hour consumers of charcoal. This only magnified the indispensable nature of the oligopolists.}}
  • To make (someone or something) appear greater or more important than it is; to intensify, exaggerate.
  • To make (something) appear larger by means of a lens, magnifying glass, telescope etc.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Catherine Clabby
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Focus on Everything , passage=Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus. That’s because the lenses that are excellent at magnifying tiny subjects produce a narrow depth of field. A photo processing technique called focus stacking has changed that.}}
  • (intransitive, slang, obsolete) To have effect; to be of importance or significance.
  • (Spectator)

    Derived terms

    * magnifier * magnifying glass * magnification