Aggrandize

Definition of Aggrandize

Ag´gran`dize
v. t.1.To make great; to enlarge; to increase; as, to aggrandize our conceptions, authority, distress.
[imp. & p. p. Aggrandized ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Aggrandizing ( ).]
2.To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; - applied to persons, countries, etc.
His scheme for aggrandizing his son.
- Prescott.
3.To make appear great or greater; to exalt.
v. i.1.To increase or become great.
Follies, continued till old age, do aggrandize.
- J. Hall.

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