Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Aggrandizing'
Aggrandizing Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
- Aggrandize \Ag"gran*dize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aggrandized; p.
pr. & vb. n. Aggrandizing.] [F. agrandir; [`a] (L. ad) +
grandir to increase, L. grandire, fr. grandis great. See
Grand, and cf. Finish.]
- To make great; to enlarge; to increase; as, to aggrandize our conceptions, authority, distress.
- To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; -- applied to persons, countries, etc. His scheme for aggrandizing his son. --Prescott.
- To make appear great or greater; to exalt. --Lamb. Syn: To augment; exalt; promote; advance.