magni-, magn-; magna

(Latin: large, big, great; much, abundant)

demagnify (verb), demagnifies; demagnified; demagnifying
To make something smaller or less important: Jim's failures of achieving the assignments given to him by his supervisor at work on Monday have been demagnified because they were completed the following Wednesday with the help of Caron, his co-worker.
Magna cum laude. (Latin term)
Translation: "With great distinction."
Magna cum laude is used with reference to a university or college graduating degree, diploma, etc.: Thomas was conferred with Magna cum laude after completion of his courses at his university, which was of a higher standard than the average honors presented, the highest distinction being "summa cum laude".
Magna est veritas et praevalebit. (Latin term)
Translation: "Great is truth and it will prevail."
Magna est veritas et praevalet. (Latin term)
Translation: "Great is truth, and it prevails."
Magna est vis consuetudinis. (Latin term)
Translation: "Great is the force of habit."
Magna servitus est magna fortuna. (Latin term)
Translation: "A great fortune is a great slavery."
magnanimity (mag" nuh NIM i tee) (s) (noun), magnanimities (pl)
1. Great generosity or noble-spiritedness: Many people show much magnanimity by donating a lot of money to charity groups.
2. A generous, noble-spirited act: Jack’s father often showed magnanimity, such as offering to take Patricia to school on rainy days instead of having her wait for the bus to pick her up!
3. Etymology: "loftiness of thought or purpose", from Old French magnanimite, "high-mindedness"; from Latin magnanimitatem, magnanimitas, "greatness of soul, high-mindedness"; from magnanimus, "having a great soul", from magnus, "great" + animus, "mind, soul, spirit".
Generosity in behvior or feelings.
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magnanimous (mag NAHN uh muhs) (adjective); more magnanimous, most magnanimous
1. Pertaining to a person who is generous, kind, or forgiving: Mary’s supervisor, Mr. Deal, was quite a magnanimous man when he understood why she had come quite late to work that morning.
2. Etymology: from Latin magnanimus, "noble and generous"; from magnus, "great" + animus, "great-soul" or "big spirit".
Pertaining to being generous and unselfish.
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Relating to being generous in forgiving an insult or injury.
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A reference to being forgiving for another person's conduct.
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magnanimously (adverb); more magnanimously, most magnanimously
1. A reference to how a person is generous in forgiving an insult or an injury: Petra magnanimously accepted the stranger's apology who bumped into her accidently while they were walking on the crowded sidewalk.
2. Characterizing how someone acts without petty resentfulness or vindictiveness: The soldiers magnanimously treated their enemies with respect.
Magnas inter opes inops. (Latin term)
Translation: "Poor amid great riches."

Horace reminds us that general wealth in a society does not mean that everyone shares in it. So much for trickle-down economics.

magnate (s) (noun), magnates (pl)
Someone who has a lot of wealth and power; especially, an individual in a big business or an industry: Tom, a newspaper reporter, went to a meeting to interview an oil magnate and his competitions with other countries.
An important, wealthy, or influential person.
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magnicaudate, magnicaudatous (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to an animal that has a long or large tail: Of course, one example of a magnicaudate creature is a monkey.
magnifiable (adjective); more magnifiable, most magnifiable
Descriptive of being increased in size or being bigger or greater: Jack and his family have magnifiable health problems because of the unsanitary living conditions in which they are living.

Helen's successful handling of the business assignment that her supervisor gave her has made her salary increase more magnifiable than it did before.

magnification (s) (noun), magnifications (pl)
1. The apparent enlargement of an object as seen through a lens, objective, etc.: The magnification of an image formed by an optical instrument can be perceived in greater size by the eyes.
2. The amplification or enlargement of an idea, event, etc.: Jack's article for his newspaper included magnifications of the many inconsistencies presented by President Trump during his time in office.
magnificence (noun), magnificences (pl)
1. Glory; greatness of nature or reputation: When the tourists entered the cathedral, they were astounded at the magnificence of the huge church and the long history it had.
2. A title of respect applied to a monarch or other imposing and eminent person, used with a possessive adjective: In the play at school, the king was addressed by the peasant girl who said, "Your Magnificence, may I ask a favour?"
3. Splendor or sumptuousness of surroundings, adornments, etc.; majesty or grandness on display: On the tour inside the palace, the family was speechless at the brilliance and lavishness of the walls, furniture, and greatness of the living quarters of the former kings and queens.
4. Grandeur or imposing beauty of language, speech, music, etc.: The magnificence of the mosaic on the floors, walls and ceiling of the church certainly could not be surpassed!
5. Great liberality: Magnificence is said to be shown on the part of some rulers of people.

Related "big, large, great" words: grand-; macro-; major-; maxi-; mega-; megalo-.