What does dignify mean?

Definitions for dignify
ˈdɪg nəˌfaɪdig·ni·fy

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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"


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dignify

    dig′ni-fī, v.t. to invest with honour: to exalt:—pr.p. dig′nifying; pa.p. dig′nified.—n. Dignificā′tion.—adj. Dig′nified, marked with dignity: exalted: noble: grave. [Low L. dignificāredignus, worthy, facĕre, to make.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dignify in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dignify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of dignify in a Sentence

  1. Elizabeth Kennedy:

    I don't want to dignify her claims with a response. i want him to grow up and do the right thing by his daughter.

  2. David Cameron:

    I suspect what's happening here is the Russians are trying to make some sort of a point, and I don't think we should dignify it with too much of a response.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    A sober dress and makeup beautify the outlook; similarly, sweet and lovely words dignify conduct and character since that, illuminates and embellishes the success and respect of life.

  4. Matt Lauer:

    Have we had a completely perfect, easy marriage? No, but the stories you’ve read over the years are not true. The accusations (of infidelity) are ridiculous and I’m not going to (dignify) them with an answer. It’s not true.

  5. Mike Pence:

    I left today’s Colts game because [ Trump ] and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag or our National Anthem, while everyone is entitled to Vice President Mike Pence own opinions, I don’t think it’s too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem.

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Translations for dignify

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  • въздигам, удостоявам, повишавамBulgarian
  • vererenDutch

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