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Definition of the noun aggrandizement

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noun - plural: aggrandizements

  1. the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something

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  1. The act of aggrandizing, or the state of being aggrandized or exalted in power, rank, honor, or wealth; exaltation; enlargement.

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Google previewBlackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1840)

Russian aggrandizement is the true danger of the world. Among the striking features of the present crisis is the prominence into which the tribes of the Central Caucasus have been thrown within the last half dozen years. Until that period they ...

Google previewCracking the SSAT & ISEE, 2017 Edition (2016)

by Princeton Review

An aggrandizement is an enlargement. One clue is the root word “grand,” which means large or impressive. This meaning best matches (E), glorification. To be gullible means to be overly trusting or naïve. This meaning best matches (B), easily ...

Google previewKarl Marx's Social and Political Thought (1990)

Critical Assessments by Bob Jessop, Russell Wheatley

From the standpoint of the Judeo-Christian moral tradition, the passion for self- aggrandizement is an evil passion. Its basic inner component, pride, is the root of sin. and the "deeds of universal scope" performed in the Quest for Mastery are in ...

Google previewLessons Learned: The Anneliese Michel Exorcism (2011)

The Implementation of a Safe and Thorough Examination, Determination, and Exorcism of Demonic Possession by John M. Duffey

avoiDing PubliCizing The exorCisM self- aggrandizement is a lethal sin, as its origin is pride. The person stained with the sin of pride ...

Google previewClose Connections (2005)

The Bridge Between Spiritual and Physical Reality by John S. Hatcher

The Baha'f writings also make clear that this desire for acquisition and self- aggrandizement is the very force that is described in the scriptures of so many religions as the symbolic figure of Satan, which the Baha'f scriptures allude to as ...

Google previewTransformational Leadership (2006)

by Bernard M. Bass, Ronald E. Riggio

Individual aggrandizement is a threat to the collective.Depending on group performancefor goal attainment, there is commitment to more longterm goals. Such commitmentis seen as the dimension ofConfucian dynamism (Hofstede &Bond ...

Google previewRussia's Iron Age (2013)

by William Henry Chamberlin

“Westernization” is a precondition to fighting the West on equal terms; and that limitless aggrandizement is the best defense against foes always eager to despoil and, if possible, to destroy Muscovy at any sign of inner weakness or disorder.

Google previewMissional: Impossible! (2014)

The Death of Institutional Christianity and the Rebirth of G-d by Francis Rothery

Self‐aggrandizement is the name of the game. It has nothing to do with the example of Christ the wisdom teacher from Galilee. As the apostle Paul warned Corinth, “We all possess knowledge. But knowledge puffs up while love builds up .

Google previewEncyclopedia of U.S. Political History (2010)

by Andrew Robertson

Although territorial aggrandizement fit neatly with the party's long-standing commitment to agrarian egalitarianism, it also contained the vexed question of the expansion of slavery into the West. But as the war unfolded and American forces ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions (2015)

by Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University Jack A Goldstone, Jack A. Goldstone

The second part of the dual malaise is self-oriented—the pursuit of self- aggrandizement and efite-promotion. The old anticolonial fighters become what Fanon calls “that company of profiteers impatient for the returns.” Cultural dependence and ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1906)

aggrandizement agglutination ...

Google previewAn English Pronouncing Dictionary (2002)

by Daniel Jones, Beverley Collins, Inger M. Mees

-iz, -in, -d aggrandizement — aitchbone — 8 aggrandizement [-ise-] a'graendizmant aggravate, -es,

Google previewEncyclopedia of Romanticism (Routledge Revivals) (2009)

Culture in Britain, 1780s-1830s by Laura Dabundo

Therefore, the Greek models were used mainly for travesty rather than aggrandizement, as in OediptM TyranntM/ or, SweUfoot the Ty rant (1819). When Shelley used Greek models without ulterior political ambitions, as in the Hymn.1 ...

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Scrabble value of A1G2G2R1A1N1D2I1Z10E1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 14-letter word is 28 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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