aggrandise

aggrandise
British variant of aggrandize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • aggrandise — (Brit.) v. make bigger, make larger; widen; extend; increase the power or status of; increase the wealth of; intensify or exaggerate the reputation of someone in an artificial manner; make something look greater; add details to (also aggrandize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aggrandise — verb a) To make great; to enlarge; to increase; as, to aggrandise our conceptions, authority, distress. The boss son was merely trying to aggrandise himself with the board. b) To make great or greater in power, rank, honour or wealth; applied to… …   Wiktionary

  • aggrandise — /əˈgrændaɪz / (say uh granduyz) verb (t) (aggrandised, aggrandising) 1. to widen in scope; increase in size or intensity; enlarge; extend. 2. to make great or greater in power, wealth, rank, or honour. 3. to make (something) appear greater. Also …   Australian English dictionary

  • aggrandise — verb add details to • Syn: ↑embroider, ↑pad, ↑lard, ↑embellish, ↑aggrandize, ↑blow up, ↑dramatize, ↑dramatise • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • aggrandises — aggrandise (Brit.) v. make bigger, make larger; widen; extend; increase the power or status of; increase the wealth of; intensify or exaggerate the reputation of someone in an artificial manner; make something look greater; add details to (also… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aggrandising — aggrandise (Brit.) v. make bigger, make larger; widen; extend; increase the power or status of; increase the wealth of; intensify or exaggerate the reputation of someone in an artificial manner; make something look greater; add details to (also… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aggrandize — [[t]əgræ̱ndaɪz[/t]] aggrandizes, aggrandizing, aggrandized VERB (disapproval) To aggrandize someone means to make them seem richer, more powerful, and more important than they really are. To aggrandize a building means to make it more impressive …   English dictionary

  • blow up — verb 1. cause to burst with a violent release of energy (Freq. 4) We exploded the nuclear bomb • Syn: ↑explode, ↑detonate, ↑set off • Derivationally related forms: ↑blowup, ↑detonative …   Useful english dictionary

  • dramatise — verb 1. represent something in a dramatic manner These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today s youth • Syn: ↑dramatize • Derivationally related forms: ↑dramatisation, ↑drama, ↑dramatization (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • America's National Game — and archivist. Spalding was, however, known to aggrandise his role in the major moments in baseball s history.ee also*History of baseball …   Wikipedia

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