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Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Ag"gran*dize, v. i.
To increase or become great. [Obs.]

Follies, continued till old age, do aggrandize. --J.

Synonyms: aggrandise, blow up, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider, lard, pad

See Also: amplify, exaggerate, glorify, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate

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