(Latin: a suffix; make, do, build, cause, produce)
Jane wanted to acidify the alkaline soil in her garden, and so once in a while she mixed it with peat,
2. To mix with air: Milk can be aerified in order to remove or get rid of odors.
"The microphone amplified the singer's voice."
"The psychologist maintains that technology exists to complement and to amplify the human mind."
"The amplified music was so loud that Jim couldn't hear what Trudy was saying."2. To add to, as with illustrations; to make complete: "The speaker was asked to amplify his remarks by giving the audience some examples."
3. To exaggerate: "The radio talk-show host always amplifies the evils of his political opposition and minimizes any negative aspects of his preferred political group."
4. To increase electrical signals: "The technician was working to amplify the transmission, storage, and manipulation of information for the company's computers."
2. The process by which humans are transformed into trees.
2. To improve or to ameliorate.
2. To declare that someone or something has passed a test or achieved a certain standard: The car dealer certifies each car before it is delivered to the buyer.
3. In banking, to indicate on a check that there are sufficient funds to guarantee payment.