What does aggrandize mean?

aggrandize meaning in General Dictionary

To increase or be great

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  • 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.

aggrandize meaning in Urban Dictionary

to construct upon, enlarge, or increase

aggrandize meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.

aggrandize meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) In order to make great; to enlarge; to improve; because, to aggrandize our conceptions, expert, stress.

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  • (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.

Sentence Examples with the word aggrandize

The conflict of the priesthood with the kingdoms Alexander and nations that were tending to aggrandize them- III.

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