Aggrandized
Aggrandize Ag"gran*dize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aggrandized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aggrandizing}.] [F. agrandir; [`a] (L. ad) + grandir to increase, L. grandire, fr. grandis great. See {Grand}, and cf. {Finish}.] 1. To make great; to enlarge; to increase; as, to aggrandize our conceptions, authority, distress. [1913 Webster]

2. To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; -- applied to persons, countries, etc. [1913 Webster]

His scheme for aggrandizing his son. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

3. To make appear great or greater; to exalt. --Lamb. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To augment; exalt; promote; advance. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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