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French agrandir agrandiss- from Old French a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) grandir to grow larger (from Latin grandīre) (from grandis large)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Alexander carried on a double policy, always ready to seize opportunities to aggrandize his family.
His intent was to become sole lord and to aggrandize his tiny principality.
It became the nobler ambition of Julius to aggrandize the church, and to reassume the protectorate of the Italian people.
They only cared to aggrandize themselves, without thought of national feeling or geographical conditions.
The conflict of the priesthood with the kingdoms Alexander and nations that were tending to aggrandize them- III.
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