Greaten

  • 1 Greaten — Great en, v. t. To make great; to aggrandize; to cause to increase in size; to expand. [R.] [1913 Webster] A minister s [business] is to greaten and exalt [his king]. Ken. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 Greaten — Great en, v. i. To become large; to dilate. [R.] [1913 Webster] My blue eyes greatening in the looking glass. Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 greaten — index accrue (increase), accumulate (enlarge), compound, expand, heighten (augment), increase …

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  • 4 greaten — [grāt′ n] vt., vi. to make or become great or greater …

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  • 5 greaten — verb (greatened; greatening) Date: 1614 transitive verb to make greater intransitive verb to become greater …

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  • 6 greaten — /grayt n/, v.t. 1. to make greater; enlarge; increase. v.i. 2. to become greater. [1325 75; ME; see GREAT, EN1] * * * …

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  • 7 greaten — verb /ˈɡɹeɪtə̆n/ To make or become great or greater …

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  • 8 greaten — great·en …

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  • 9 greaten — great•en [[t]ˈgreɪt n[/t]] v. t. 1) to make greater; enlarge; increase 2) to become greater • Etymology: 1325–75 …

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  • 10 greaten — ˈgrātən, ret verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: great (I) + en transitive verb : to make greater : enlarge, magnify, increase; …

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  • 11 increase — I. v. n. 1. Grow, augment, enlarge, greaten, be augmented, become greater or larger. 2. Multiply, be fruitful. II. v. a. 1. Augment, enlarge, greaten, make greater, make larger. 2. Enhance, raise, advance, heighten, add to. 3. Extend, prolong. 4 …

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  • 12 accrue — ac·crue /ə krü/ vb ac·crued, ac·cru·ing [Middle French accreue increase, addition to a property, from feminine of accreu, past participle of acreistre to increase] vi 1: to come into existence as an enforceable claim: vest as a right… …

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  • 13 Chinless wonder — is a derogatory term for an upper class (or sometimes middle class) person, often a Brit, frequently one who gained his position via nepotism or other social connections, not through his own competence. The term is derived from the characteristic …

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  • 14 Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias — Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, the Duke of Caxias …

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  • 15 accumulate — ac·cu·mu·late vb lat·ed, lat·ing vt: to gather esp. little by little; specif: to add (income from a fund) back into the principal vi: to increase gradually in amount or number Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 16 add — I (calculate) verb account, appraise, assess, audit, compute, count, enumerate, estimate, evaluate, figure, measure, modify, reckon, suffix, sum, tally, total, valuate II (combine) verb adjoin, affix, agglutinate, aject, alter, annex, append,… …

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  • 17 compound — com·pound /kəm pau̇nd/ vt 1: to agree for a consideration not to prosecute (an offense) ◇ Compounding a felony is a common law crime. 2: to pay (interest) on both the accrued interest and the principal Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam …

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  • 18 expand — I verb accumulate, add to, advance, aggrandize, aggravate, amplify, ascend, augment, balloon, be augmented, be distended, become broad, become greater, become larger, blow up, branch out, broaden, build up, burgeon, deepen, develop, develop in… …

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  • 19 heighten — I (augment) verb add, advance, aggravate, ampliticare amplify, augere, build up, enhance, enlarge, exacerbate, exaggerare, expand, greaten, improve, increase, intensify, magnify, make higher, make larger, multiply, promote, raise, reinforce,… …

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  • 20 increase — I verb abound, accrue, accumulate, add on, add to, aggrandize, amplificare, amplify, annex, appreciate, augere, augment, become larger, become greater, boost, branch out, broaden, build, burgeon, crescere, develop, dilatare, dilate, enlarge,… …

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