Example sentences for: intensify

How can you use “intensify” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Explaining the new arrangement and his concerns in another commencement speech, this time at the Naval Academy, in May 1998, the President said: First, we will use our new integrated approach to intensify the fight against all forms of terrorism: to capture terrorists, no matter where they hide; to work with other nations to eliminate terrorist sanctuaries overseas; to respond rapidly and effectively to protect Americans from terrorism at home and abroad.

  • The Straits Times said that, because of the Kosovo conflict and the United States' promise of a new theatre-missile defense system for Taiwan, the PLA is expected to intensify the development of intermediate or long-range missiles and military communications technology.

  • But retrieving that song from his memory bank helped to articulate his happiness, intensify it and prolong it.

  • It directed the State Department "to intensify efforts to achieve cooperation of other governments" and the CIA to "intensify use of liaison and other intelligence capabilities and also to develop plans and capability to preempt groups and individuals planning strikes against U.S. interests."

  • L 1 in the literal sense; without metaphor or exaggeration 2 with exact equivalence; verbatim < follow the instructions ˜ > 3 — used to intensify a metaphorical or hyperbolic expression < she was ˜ — tearing her hair out >; disapproved of by some speakers

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