Definition of Dignify

1. Verb. Confer dignity or honor upon. "He was dignified with a title"

Exact synonyms: Ennoble
Generic synonyms: Honor, Honour, Reward
Derivative terms: Dignity



2. Verb. Raise the status of. "I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer"
Generic synonyms: Elevate, Lift, Raise

Definition of Dignify

1. v. t. To invest with dignity or honor; to make illustrious; to give distinction to; to exalt in rank; to honor.

Definition of Dignify

1. Verb. to invest with dignity or honour ¹

2. Verb. to give distinction to ¹

3. Verb. to exalt in rank ¹

4. Verb. to honor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dignify

1. to add dignity to [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

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Literary usage of Dignify

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Evelina: Or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World by Fanny Burney (1903)
"May thy manners, language, and deportment, all evince that modest equanimity, and chearful gratitude, which not merely deserve, but dignify prosperity! ..."

2. Mind and Hand: Manual Training, the Chief Factor in Education by Charles Henry Ham (1900)
"The School that is to dignify Labor.—The Realization of the Dream of Bacon, Rousseau, Co- menius, Pestalozzi, and Froebel.—The School that fitly represents ..."

3. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"You are the fifth in a direct line, and let me acquaint you with what the world expected (not to say requireth) of you, to dignify yourself with some select ..."

4. The Baptist Missionary Magazine by Executive Committee, Baptist General Convention, American Baptist Missionary Union, Board of Managers (1839)
"A spectacle of frequent recurrence was the wedding procession of young children, affianced by their relations. Music and many torches dignify the procession ..."

5. Annals of the American Revolution: Or, A Record of the Causes and Events by Jedidiah Morse (1824)
"Indeed the intrepid and spirited conduct of those, who stood forth undaunted at this early crisis of hazard, will dignify their names so long as the public ..."

6. The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, and Other by William Evans, Thomas Evans (1845)
"... not only with the glimpse of his salvation, but the stability thereof, and dignify with a possession therein for ever. irresolute and wavering, ..."

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