To make your farm larger by purchasing the neighboring farm is an example of aggrandize.
- to make greater, more powerful, richer, etc.: often used reflexively
- to make seem greater or more exalted
Origin of aggrandize; from extended stem of French agrandir, to augment ; from a-, to + grandir, to increase ; from Classical Latin grandire ; from grandis, great
transitive verbag·gran·dized, ag·gran·diz·ing, ag·gran·diz·es
- a. To increase the scope of; extend: aggrandized the authority of his position.b. To make greater in power, influence, stature, or reputation: “The executive branch had aggrandized itself during the war at the expense of the legislative branch” (David Herbert Donald).
- To consider to be or cause to appear greater than is really the case; exaggerate: aggrandized his contributions to the project.
Origin of aggrandizeFrench agrandir, agrandiss-, from Old French : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad–) + grandir, to grow larger (from Latin grand&imacron;re, from grandis, large).
(third-person singular simple present aggrandizes, present participle aggrandizing, simple past and past participle aggrandized)