Dignifying
dignify dig"ni*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dignified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dignifying}.] [OF. dignifier, fr. LL. dignificare; L. dignus worthy + ficare (in comp.), facere to make. See {Deign}, and {Fact}.] To invest with dignity or honor; to make illustrious; to give distinction to; to exalt in rank; to honor. [1913 Webster]

Your worth will dignify our feast. --B. Jonson.

Syn: To exalt; elevate; prefer; advance; honor; illustrate; adorn; ennoble. [1913 Webster]


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