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Definition of the verb aggrandise
What does aggrandise mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: aggrandised | aggrandising | aggrandises
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- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- alternative spelling: aggrandize
- synonyms of aggrandise: blow up / dramatise / dramatize / embellish / embroider / lard / pad
- more generic words: amplify / exaggerate / hyperbolise / hyperbolize / magnify / overdraw / overstate = to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
- more specific word: glorify = cause to seem more splendid
Alternative definition of the verb aggrandise
- [transitive] To make great; to enlarge; to increase; as, to aggrandise our conceptions, authority, distress.
- [transitive] To make great or greater in power, rank, honour or wealth; applied to persons, countries, etc.
- [transitive] To make appear great or greater; to exalt.
- [intransitive] To increase or become great.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for aggrandise
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by Louisa Pansegrouw
malignity, odium, rancour, repugnance, spite, unfriendliness, venom ennoble aggrandise, dignify, elevate, enhance, exalt, honour, raise ennui boredom, dissatisfaction, doldrums, fatigue, languor, lassitude, lethargy, listlessness, melancholy, ...
A dictionary of the English language. Abstracted from the folio ed., by the author. To which is prefixed, an English grammar. To this ed. are added, a history of the English language [&c.]. (1768)
by Samuel Johnson
To amplify ; to aggrandise. Locke. 8.
by Walter William Skeat
Aggrandise ; see Grand. Aggravate; see Grave (j). Aggregate ; see Gregarious, Aggress ; see Grade. Aggrieve ; see Grave (2). Aghast, horror-struck. (E.) Misspelt for agast, which is short for agasted, pp. of M. E. agasten, ...
One Main Object of Which, Is, to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard Pronunciation. : To which is Prefixed a Rhetorical Grammar by Thomas Sheridan
To raise from coinmonalty to nobility; to dignify, to aggrandise; to elevate; to make famous or illustrious. * ENNOBLEMENT, &n-nofbl -ment. s.
aggrandize r aggrandise to make greater aggrandizement or aggrandisement (pronounced a-gran- diz-ment)"""" the process of making ( yourself) seem greater ...
Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)
by Murali Mohan Hundigam
its film industry—Tinseltown Artificial, not genuine—synthetic Artificially fostered—spoonfed Artificially improve the reputation—aggrandise Artificially induced excitement—hype Artificially induced insensibility to pain—anaesthesia Artificially ...
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Scrabble value of A1G2G2R1A1N1D2I1S1E1
The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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