Definitions for dignifyˈdɪg nəˌfaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dig•ni•fyˈdɪg nəˌfaɪ(v.t.)-fied, -fy•ing.

  1. to confer honor or dignity upon; honor; ennoble.

  2. to give a high-sounding title or name to; confer unmerited distinction upon.

Origin of dignify:

1375–1425; late ME < OF dignefier < ML dignificāre= L dign(us) worthy + -i- -i-+-ficāre -fy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ennoble, dignify(verb)

    confer dignity or honor upon

    "He was dignified with a title"

  2. dignify(verb)

    raise the status of

    "I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer"

Wiktionary

  1. dignify(Verb)

    to invest with dignity or honour

  2. dignify(Verb)

    to give distinction to

  3. dignify(Verb)

    to exalt in rank

  4. dignify(Verb)

    to honor.

    Your worth will dignify our feast. - B. Jonson.

  5. Origin: From Old French dignifier, from Late Latin dignificare; Latin dignus (worthy) + ficare (in comp.), facere (to make). See deign, and fact.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dignify(verb)

    to invest with dignity or honor; to make illustrious; to give distinction to; to exalt in rank; to honor

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