- Present participle of aggrandize.
Variant of aggrandize
transitive verbaggrandized, aggrandizing
- 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