Definition of Aggrandizement

1. Noun. The act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something. "His elevation to cardinal"

Exact synonyms: Aggrandisement, Elevation
Generic synonyms: Increase, Step-up
Specialized synonyms: Ego Trip, Self-aggrandisement, Self-aggrandizement
Derivative terms: Aggrandise, Aggrandize, Elevate, Elevate



Definition of Aggrandizement

1. n. The act of aggrandizing, or the state of being aggrandized or exalted in power, rank, honor, or wealth; exaltation; enlargement; as, the emperor seeks only the aggrandizement of his own family.

Definition of Aggrandizement

1. Noun. The act of aggrandizing, or the state of being aggrandized or exalted in power, rank, honor, or wealth; exaltation; enlargement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aggrandizement

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aggrandizement

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Literary usage of Aggrandizement

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1. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"It was the policy of Catholicism to educate its clergy for the advancement and aggrandizement of the church; and to this object all other considerations ..."

2. The Spanish People: Their Origin, Growth, and Influence by Martin Andrew Sharp Hume (1911)
"Regent of S- —Charles's plans for the aggrandizement of Spain—The ... infinitely into leagues, each member of which aimed simply at his own aggrandizement. ..."

3. The Correspondence of the Right Honourable Sir John Sinclair, Bart.: With by John Sinclair (1831)
"Of the Political System of Russia, and its Fines of farther aggrandizement. It is not without reason that many politicians dread the farther aggrandizement ..."

4. History of the United Netherlands, from the Death of William the Silent to by John Lothrop Motley (1900)
"THE UNITED NETHERLANDS CHAPTER XXIII Philip's scheme of aggrandizement—Projected invasion of France —Internal condition of France—Character of Henry of ..."

5. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1822)
"aggrandizement of French Monarchy under his Reign — Reigns of his Children — Question of Salic Law — Claim of Edward III. BEFORE the conclusion of the fifth ..."

6. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1878)
"... of Milan — Their aggrandizement — lie. clinc of the Imperial Authority over Italy — Internal State of Rome ..."

7. A Second Visit to the United States of North America by Charles Lyell (1849)
"Recriminations against British aggrandizement.—Irish Quarter and fraudulent Votes.—Washington.—Congress and Annexation of Texas.—General Cass for War. ..."

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