aggrandize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to improve the scope of; stretch.
    • which will make greater in power, impact, stature, or reputation.
    • In order to make appear better; exaggerate: aggrandize one debate while belittling another.
    • to create great; to enlarge; to increase.
    • which will make great or higher in energy, ranking, honor, or wealth; -- applied to individuals, countries, etc.
    • To make appear great or higher; to exalt.
  • verb:
    • to produce great; to enlarge; to increase; as,
    • to help make great or higher in power, rank, honor, or wide range; applied to people, nations, etc.
    • In order to make appear great or higher; to exalt.
    • to improve or become great.
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  • verb-intransitive:
    • to boost or come to be great.
  • others:
    • which will make great or better in power, wide range, rank, or honor; exalt: as, to aggrandize a family group.
    • To magnify or exaggerate.
    • To expand in range; boost in size or strength; enlarge; extend; elevate.
    • Synonyms To honor, dignify, advance, elevate, give luster to.
    • To grow or come to be greater.
    • additionally spelled aggrandise.

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