|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To make great, or greater; to increase the dimensions of; to amplify; to enlarge, either in fact or in appearance; as, the microscope magnifies the object by a thousand diameters.
2. (v. t.) To increase the importance of; to augment the esteem or respect in which one is held.
3. (v. t.) To praise highly; to land; to extol.
4. (v. t.) To exaggerate; as, to magnify a loss or a difficulty.
5. (v. i.) To have the power of causing objects to appear larger than they really are; to increase the apparent dimensions of objects; as, some lenses magnify but little.
6. (v. i.) To have effect; to be of importance or significance.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
mag'-ni-fi (Hiphil of gadhal; megaluno, "to make great," "extol," "celebrate in praise"): Used especially of exaltation of the name, mercy, and other attributes of God (Genesis 19:19 2 Samuel 7:26 Psalm 35:27; Psalm 40:16; Psalm 70:4 Luke 1:46 Acts 10:46); of God's "word" (Psalm 138:2); or of Christ (Acts 19:17 Philippians 1:20). Men also can be "magnified" (Joshua 4:14 1 Chronicles 29:25, etc.). In Romans 11:13, "magnify mine office," the word (Greek, doxazo) is changed in the Revised Version (British and American) to "glorify."
Magnify (25 Occurrences)
Luke 1:46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, (KJV ASV WBS YLT)
Acts 10:46 For they heard them speaking in other languages and magnifying God. Then Peter answered, (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Romans 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: (KJV WBS NAS RSV)
Joshua 3:7 Yahweh said to Joshua, "Today I will begin to magnify you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Job 7:17 What is man, that you should magnify him, that you should set your mind on him, (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS)
Job 19:5 If indeed you will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Job 36:24 "Remember that you magnify his work, whereof men have sung. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Psalms 34:3 Oh magnify Yahweh with me. Let us exalt his name together. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Psalms 35:26 Let them be disappointed and confounded together who rejoice at my calamity. Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves against me. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 38:16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me. (KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS)
Psalms 55:12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: (KJV JPS ASV)
Psalms 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Proverbs 5:19 A hind of loves, and a roe of grace! Let her loves satisfy thee at all times, In her love magnify thyself continually. (YLT)
Proverbs 5:20 And why dost thou magnify thyself, My son, with a stranger? And embrace the bosom of a strange woman? (YLT)
Isaiah 10:15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Isaiah 42:21 It pleased Yahweh, for his righteousness' sake, to magnify the law, and make it honorable. (WEB KJV ASV WBS RSV)
Ezekiel 35:13 And ye magnify yourselves against Me with your mouth, And have made abundant against Me your words, I -- I have heard. (YLT)
Ezekiel 38:23 I will magnify myself, and sanctify myself, and I will make myself known in the eyes of many nations; and they shall know that I am Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)
Daniel 8:25 Through his policy he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and in their security shall he destroy many: he shall also stand up against the prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Daniel 11:36 The king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods; and he shall prosper until the indignation be accomplished; for that which is determined shall be done. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Daniel 11:37 Neither shall he regard the gods of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall magnify himself above all. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Daniel 11:39 He shall deal with the strongest fortresses by the help of a foreign god: whoever acknowledges him he will increase with glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for a price. (See RSV)
Zephaniah 2:8 I have heard the reproach of Moab, And the revilings of the sons of Ammon, Wherewith they reproached My people, And magnify 'themselves' against their border. (YLT)
Zephaniah 2:10 This 'is' to them for their arrogancy, Because they have reproached, And they magnify 'themselves' against the people of Jehovah of Hosts. (YLT)
Zechariah 12:7 The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah. (KJV WBS)