1‘the fine lines were visible only under high magnification’
increase, augmentation, extension, expansion, amplification, intensification, heightening, deepening, broadening, widening, dilation, boost, enhancement
2‘the magnification of the marginal details in the play’
exaggeration, overstatement, amplification, overemphasis, overplaying, dramatization, overdramatization, colouring, embroidery, embellishment, enhancement, extravagance, inflation, hyperbole, aggrandizement
gilding the lily
informal blowing up, blowing up out of all proportion, making a big thing out of something
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.