intensifying Definition

  • 1to make something stronger or more extreme
  • 2to become stronger or more extreme

Using intensifying: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "intensifying" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The government is intensifying its efforts to combat climate change.

  • Example

    The storm is intensifying and will likely cause flooding.

  • Example

    The company is intensifying its marketing campaign to reach more customers.

intensifying Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with intensifying

  • making colors brighter or more vivid


    The artist used a technique of intensifying colors to create a dramatic effect.

  • making emotions stronger or more intense


    The movie's ending was so powerful that it left me with intensifying emotions for hours.

  • making competition more fierce or aggressive


    The new entrant in the market is intensifying competition, forcing existing players to up their game.


Summary: intensifying in Brief

To 'intensify' [ɪnˈtɛnsɪfaɪɪŋ] means to make something stronger or more extreme, or to become stronger or more extreme. It can refer to a wide range of contexts, from marketing campaigns to weather patterns, as in 'The storm is intensifying and will likely cause flooding.' 'Intensifying' can also be used in phrases like 'intensifying colors,' 'intensifying emotions,' and 'intensifying competition,' all of which denote an increase in intensity.

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