To increase or be great
- to help make great to enlarge to boost concerning aggrandize our conceptions expert stress
- add details to
- to create great; to enlarge; to increase; as, to aggrandize our conceptions, authority, stress.
- to produce great or greater in energy, rank, honor, or wealth; -- placed on persons, nations, etc.
- which will make appear great or better; to exalt.
- to improve or become great.
to construct upon, enlarge, or increase
1630s, "to help make bigger, boost," from French agrandiss-, present participle stem of agrandir "to augment" (16c.), in the end from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + grandire "in order to make great," from grandis (see grand (adj.)). The two fold -g- spelling in English is by analogy with Latin words in ad-. Relevant: Aggrandized; aggrandizing.
(v. t.) In order to make great; to enlarge; to improve; because, to aggrandize our conceptions, expert, stress.
- (v. t.) To create great or better in power, rank, honor, or wide range; -- applied to persons, nations, etc.
- (v. t.) To help make appear great or better; to exalt.
- (v. i.) To increase or come to be great.
The conflict of the priesthood with the kingdoms Alexander and nations that were tending to aggrandize them- III.