Definition of Greaten

1. v. t. To make great; to aggrandize; to cause to increase in size; to expand.

2. v. i. To become large; to dilate.

Definition of Greaten

1. Verb. (intransitive) To become great or large; increase; dilate. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To become great with child; become pregnant. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To make great; magnify; enlarge; increase. ¹

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Definition of Greaten

1. to make greater [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: greater

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greaten

great uncles
great unwashed
great vein of Galen
great vessels
great white heron
great white hope
great white shark
great white sharks
great year
great yellow gentian
great yellowcress
greaten (current term)
greater alar cartilage
greater alar cartilages
greater argentine
greater argonaut
greater arterial circle of iris
greater bamboo lemur
greater bamboo lemurs
greater bilby
greater burdock

Literary usage of Greaten

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1. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"Augment, enlarge, greaten, make greater, make larger. Indecency, n. I. Indecorum, impropriety, unseemliness, offensiveness, outrageousness. 2. ..."

2. The Complete Works of Thomas Brooks. Ed. by Thomas Brooks, Alexander Balloch Grosart (1866)
"the earth is, By working them to make it their business to seek themselves, to seek how to greaten themselves, ..."

3. The Other Invisible Hand: Remaking Charity for the 21st Century by Geoff Mulgan, Charles Landry (1995)
"Cleanly, the greaten the ‘ownership' nights that a ... the greaten the risk they are exposed to, and the greaten the rewards they may gain from the success ..."

4. Agropolis: The Social, Political and Environmental Dimensions of Urban by Luc J. A. Mougeot (2005)
"Fieldwork took place in greaten ... collection involved interviews with the owners of UA enterprises in greaten ... Urban agriculture activities in greaten ..."

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