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Definition of Aggrandize

Aggrandize
Aggrandize Ag"gran*dize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aggrandized; p. pr. & vb. n. Aggrandizing.] [F. agrandir; [`a] (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.
Aggrandize
Aggrandize Ag"gran*dize, v. i. To increase or become great. [Obs.] Follies, continued till old age, do aggrandize. --J. Hall.

Meaning of Aggrandize from wikipedia

- Boasting is to speak with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one's achievements, possessions, or abilities. This is also known as "bragging rights"...
- Amira, Dan (March 15, 2013). "Photos of Donald Trump Delivering His Self-Aggrandizing CPAC Speech to a Half-Empty Ballroom". New York (magazine). "Trump researching...
- some of Belfort's claims were "invented", as for instance "[Belfort] aggrandized his importance and reverence for him by others at his firm." He strongly...
- things, albeit with a hint of disdain, by his relatively shallow and self-aggrandizing father and siblings. Miles Brown as Jack Johnson: Dre and Rainbow's fourth...
- Zalkind) were denounced; Ivan Pavlov (posthumously) and Stalin himself were aggrandized as heroes of Soviet psychology. Soviet academics was speedily liberalized...
- singing the song, because he believed audiences would think it was a "self-aggrandizing tribute", professing that he "hated boastfulness in others". In an effort...
- in Rome on 30 October to accept the appointment. Fascist propaganda aggrandized this event, known as "March on Rome", as a "seizure" of power because...
- king of Ephyra (now known as Corinth). He was punished for his self-aggrandizing craftiness and deceitfulness by being forced to roll an immense boulder...
- present strong evidence. Elman has been criticized for offering a self-aggrandizing history of the case, omitting important facts, and denigrating the work...
- past." By contrast, Robert Christgau dismissed Winehouse as "a self-aggrandizing self-abuser who's taken seriously because she makes a show of soul"....
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