What does aggrandize mean?

Definitions for aggrandize
əˈgræn daɪz, ˈæg rənˌdaɪzag·gran·dize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatiseverb

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Wiktionary

  1. aggrandizeverb

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

    We must aggrandize our conceptions, authority, and distress.

  2. aggrandizeverb

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

  3. aggrandizeverb

    To make appear great or greater; to exalt.

  4. aggrandizeverb

    To increase or become great.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To AGGRANDIZEverb

    To make great; to enlarge; to exalt; to improve in power, honour, or rank. It is applied to persons generally, sometimes to things.

    Etymology: aggrandiser, Fr.

    If the king should use it no better than the pope did, only to aggrandize covetous churchmen, it cannot be called a jewel in his crown. John Ayliffe, Parergon.

    These furnish us with glorious springs and mediums, to raise and aggrandize our conceptions, to warm our souls, to awaken the better passions, and to elevate them even to a divine pitch, and that for devotional purposes. Isaac Watts, Improv. of the Mind.

ChatGPT

  1. aggrandize

    Aggrandize refers to the act of increasing the power, status, wealth, or importance of something or someone, often in an exaggerated or deceitful manner. It can also refer to enhancing the reputation or prominence of something or someone beyond what is justified by the facts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aggrandizeverb

    to make great; to enlarge; to increase; as, to aggrandize our conceptions, authority, distress

  2. Aggrandizeverb

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

  3. Aggrandizeverb

    to make appear great or greater; to exalt

  4. Aggrandizeverb

    to increase or become great

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aggrandize in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aggrandize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of aggrandize in a Sentence

  1. District Attorney Janet DiFiore:

    Using the child’s 'illnesses' to self aggrandize herself, her actions directly lead to her son’s tortured death.

  2. Robert Stephens:

    People are being seduced into thinking oh wonderful 25 years in the City. She got to the top of the City, it assigns to her understanding of the way the financial world works which simply aren't so. The question is why she feels it necessary to self aggrandize herself in that way.

  3. District Attorney Janet DiFiore:

    Throughout his five years, Garnett Spears was forced to suffer through repeated hospitalizations, unneeded surgical procedures and ultimately poisoning with salt, all at the hands of the one person who should have been his ultimate protector: his mother, using the child’s 'illnesses' to self aggrandize herself, her actions directly lead to her son’s tortured death.

  4. Barbara Bloom:

    When the Japanese mend broken objects they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold, because they believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.

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