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AGGRANDIZE

AGGRANDIZE

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Aggrandize means to make bigger.

v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aggrandized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Aggrandizing .] [F. agrandir; à (L. ad) + grandir to increase, L. grandire, fr. grandis great. See Grand, and cf. Finish.] 1. To make great; to enlarge; to increase; as to aggrandize our conceptions, authority, distress. 2. To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; — applied to persons, countries, etc. “His scheme for aggrandizing his son.
Prescott.3. To make appear great or greater; to exalt. Lamb. Syn. — To augment; exalt; promote; advance.

Ag´gran•dize, v. i. To increase or become great. [Obs.] “Follies, continued till old age, do aggrandize.
J. Hall.”


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