Synonyms for aggrandize
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : uh-gran-dahyz, ag-ruhn-dahyz|
|Phonetic Transcription : əˈgræn daɪz, ˈæg rənˌdaɪz|
Top 10 synonyms for aggrandize Other synonyms for the word aggrandize
Définition of aggrandizeOrigin :
- 1630s, "to make larger, increase," from French agrandiss-, present participle stem of agrandir "to augment" (16c.), ultimately from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + grandire "to make great," from grandis (see grand (adj.)). The double -g- spelling in English is by analogy with Latin words in ad-. Related: Aggrandized; aggrandizing.
- verb cause something to seem or be greater, bigger
- To aggrandize his own has been for years his sole end and aim.
- Extract from : « Edmond Dants » by Edmund Flagg
- The first of these moves was to aggrandize the "Association" to a "Church."
- Extract from : « Christian Science » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
- If the Guises were French princes, their interest would be to aggrandize France.
- Extract from : « Chicot the Jester » by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
- The people were virtually enslaved to aggrandize a single person.
- Extract from : « Beacon Lights of History, Volume II » by John Lord
- His wish to re-establish his house grew into an ardent desire to aggrandize it.
- Extract from : « A Love Story » by A Bushman
- Looking back at his career, it does not appear that he made war with ambitious objects to aggrandize his Empire.
- Extract from : « The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay » by Lord Eversley
- It became the nobler ambition of Julius to aggrandize the church, and to reassume the protectorate of the Italian people.
- Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1 » by Various
- Imlac now felt the enthusiastic fit, and was proceeding to aggrandize his own profession, when the prince cried out, Enough!
- Extract from : « Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century » by Samuel Johnson
- Are not the large States evidently seeking to aggrandize themselves at the expense of the small?
- Extract from : « A Source Book in American History to 1787 » by Various
- Strength is a splendid thing, but it must be used to help other and weaker people, not to aggrandize oneself.
- Extract from : « Lafayette, We Come! » by Rupert S. Holland
Antonyms for aggrandize
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