Definition of Aggrandize

1. Verb. Add details to. "They won't aggrandize the story "




Definition of Aggrandize

1. v. t. To make great; to enlarge; to increase; as, to aggrandize our conceptions, authority, distress.

2. v. i. To increase or become great.

Definition of Aggrandize

1. Verb. (transitive) To make great; to enlarge; to increase; as, ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; applied to persons, countries, etc. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To make appear great or greater; to exalt. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To increase or become great. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aggrandize

1. [v -DIZED, -DIZING, -DIZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aggrandize

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aggrandize (current term)
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Literary usage of Aggrandize

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1. Chronicles of the Builders of the Commonwealth: Historical Character Study by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1891)
"... or RAILROADS ON GENERAL DEVELOPMENT—MEN WHO aggrandize—EARLY ENVIRONMENT—THE BUILDING OF A STRONG MAN—SETTIMO OUT IN LIFE—HABITS AND PRINCIPLES—SUCCESS ..."

2. A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Comprising Recollections, Sketches, and by Alphonse de Lamartine (1838)
"Turkey is not there. to aggrandize, and multiply, while it was itself daily diminishing and expiring. Egypt, peopled by Arabs, and alternately submitting to ..."

3. London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis by David Hughson (1805)
"To aggrandize his country appears throughout the whole of his political conduct to have been his ultimate view. Ha was not only eminent for the display of ..."

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