Definition of Aggrandise

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Definition of Aggrandise

1. Verb. (transitive) To make great; to enlarge; to increase; as, ''to aggrandise our conceptions, authority, distress''. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To make great or greater in power, rank, honour 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 Aggrandise

1. [v -DISED, -DISING, -DISES]

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Literary usage of Aggrandise

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1. History of the Christian Church: A.D. 64-1517 by James Craigie Robertson (1868)
"... the Prankish prelates contributed to aggrandise Rome by investing it with universal control in the character of general protector of the '•hurch.1 HL At ..."

2. Memoir of Thomas Addis and Robert Emmet: With Their Ancestors and Immediate by Thomas Addis Emmet (1915)
"... her ram material delivered over, her population drained, her resources exhausted, her agriculture neglected—all to aggrandise the power from ..."

3. History of the Consulate and the Empire of France Under Napoleon: Forming a by Adolphe Thiers (1845)
"... the Tyrol and Austrian Suabia, to aggrandise Bavaria, Baden, and Wurtemberg—Family Alliances with these three German Houses—Resistance of the Austrian ..."

4. The London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, Etc (1829)
"... withal overbearing, selfish, proud, treacherous, and unfeeling : one object she pursued through a long life, to amass wealth and aggrandise her family. ..."

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