Aggrandize meaning

ə-grăndīz, ăgrən-
To make seem greater or more exalted.
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The definition of aggrandize means to make something bigger or more powerful or to make it appear so.

To make your farm larger by purchasing the neighboring farm is an example of aggrandize.

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To consider to be or cause to appear greater than is really the case; exaggerate.

Aggrandized his contributions to the project.

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To make greater, more powerful, richer, etc.
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To make great; to enlarge; to increase.

To aggrandize our conceptions, authority, distress.

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To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; applied to persons, countries, etc.
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To make appear great or greater; to exalt.

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(intransitive) To increase or become great.
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Origin of aggrandize

  • French agrandir agrandiss- from Old French a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) grandir to grow larger (from Latin grandīre) (from grandis large)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French agrandir

    From Wiktionary