Aggrandize

Word AGGRANDIZE
Character 10
Hyphenation ag gran dize
Pronunciations /əˈɡɹændaɪ̯z/

Definitions and meanings of "Aggrandize"

What do we mean by aggrandize?

To increase the scope of; extend. transitive verb

To make greater in power, influence, stature, or reputation. transitive verb

To consider to be or cause to appear greater than is really the case; exaggerate. transitive verb

To make great or greater in power, wealth, rank, or honor; exalt: as, to aggrandize a family.

To magnify or exaggerate.

To widen in scope; increase in size or intensity; enlarge; extend; elevate.

Synonyms To honor, dignify, advance, elevate, give luster to.

To grow or become greater.

Also spelled aggrandise.

To increase or become great. intransitive verb

To make great; to enlarge; to increase. transitive verb

To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; -- applied to persons, countries, etc. transitive verb

To make appear great or greater; to exalt. transitive verb

To make great; to enlarge; to increase; as, verb

To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; applied to persons, countries, etc. verb

To make appear great or greater; to exalt. verb

To increase or become great. verb

Add details to verb

To make great; to enlarge; to increase.

To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth (applied to persons, countries, etc.).

To make appear great or greater; to exalt.

To increase or become great.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Aggrandize

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The word "aggrandize" in example sentences

Re: Frederic Wakeman's review of China Men [NYR, August 14]: I did not write the myths to "aggrandize" my family and other Chinese Americans by connecting us to the high culture of China. ❋ Kingston, Maxine Hong (1980)

Ill-fare malefits do not 'benefit the poor' at the expense of the rich; they aggrandize the power-seeker at the expense of those who value freedom-from-aggression. ❋ Unknown (2009)

But using the authority of "God" to justify unjust acts and to aggrandize personal power has lead to today's state, where the very word "God" has become a subject of debate, rather than a transcendent authority for good. ❋ Ralph Singh (2011)

Inc. wants everyone working 60 hours a week for one of its divisions, then spending all they make with its other divisions. everyone in the hive, working to support and aggrandize the Wall St.Queens. the new world order is directed from Boardrooms, not from Capitol Hill. ❋ Unknown (2010)

On the bright side, maybe this will encourage Democrats to start pushing back on (unrelated) Russian attempts to aggrandize themselves at our expense. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Much easier for two elites to unite on their true common ground: aggrandize their own money and power, and the populations they rule take the hindmost. ❋ Ian Fletcher (2011)

But not only does he disaggregate the issue, he, along with others failed to aggrandize the issue. ❋ Unknown (2009)

But that didn't temper their zeal to use the tainted statistics to aggrandize their boss before the election last year. ❋ Andrew Wolf (2010)

Does this mean you are admitting there's no media conspiracy to aggrandize Obama's performance? ❋ Unknown (2009)

Savior Jesus Christ to further their personal agendas, line their pockets, aggrandize their egos, and try to exalt themselves. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Holland to attempt to aggrandize his sorry self at the cost of their valor. ❋ Unknown (2010)

GIving American's false promises to ingratiate himself, to aggrandize himself – no wonder his polls numbers are heading south. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Mr. James might have told us more about the enclosure of common land and the clearances in the Scottish highlands, which helped to aggrandize aristocratic landholdings while creating a landless proletariat. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Well, I guess, you'd have to ask the "crème de la crème" who have used average limitations and foreign poverty to aggrandize themselves and, thus, lined their own pockets with money at the expense of the broader world. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Is he telling stories that seem too well-rehearsed and designed to aggrandize him, impress you, and get you worked up? ❋ Unknown (2010)

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