Definition of 'intensify'
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These pressures will only intensify with spiralling demand for emergency services and increasingly tight budgets. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The disclosures intensified pressure on ministers to act. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And the funding pressures will only intensify as these foreign aid sums soar. The Sun (2016)Second, that competition is intensifying as the end of the year approaches and banks and building societies seek to meet their annual lending targets. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The competition has intensified on all fronts. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But it may also be increased by intensifying the production inputs. Cultural Anthropology (1995)It is only prudent to maintain and intensify that pressure. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That is a rank bad idea that would intensify the housing crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And it was reading these reports that encouraged me to intensify my efforts. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And they have helped to intensify a renewed crisis of psychiatric legitimacy. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Technology at once enhances the efficiency of road and rail while intensifying the competition between the two modes. Getting There: The Epic Struggle between Road and Rail in the American Century (1994)The intensifying crisis in the eurozone has renewed calls for savers to consider the safety of their savings. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Such a conflict can only intensify the obsessive way in which parents turn their parenting style into a cause. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Competition is also likely to intensify. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And the domestic competition will intensify. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We intensified our efforts with multiplication. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)The rising population will intensify the housing crisis after other official figures showed increases in renting and overcrowding over the past decade. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If the conflict intensifies, the flow of refugees will increase. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When grandfather and brother are also big names in the same environment, the pressures intensify. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Universities raised record amounts from donations last year as they intensified efforts to encourage an American-style alumni culture. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He says the grocery group has no need to resort to the aggressive selling tactics that have plagued the telecoms industry as competition intensified. Times, Sunday Times (2009)SO whose side are you on in this intensifying conflict between man and seagull? The Sun (2015)A growing body of research confirms that rapid demographic transition intensifies social conflict. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The delays in construction have also intensified security worries, as too little time has been left to lock down venues. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The US is also intensifying diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'intensify'
British English: intensify VERB
If you intensify something or if it intensifies, it becomes greater in strength, amount, or degree.
I jump, intensifying the pain in all my muscles.
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