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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.]
  1. To make great; to enlarge; to increase; as, to aggrandize our conceptions, authority, distress.
  2. To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; -- applied to persons, countries, etc. His scheme for aggrandizing his son. --Prescott.
  3. To make appear great or greater; to exalt. --Lamb. Syn: To augment; exalt; promote; advance.
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      Stephen Colbert — very much as the man, and not the character — made his first appearance Tuesday night on the  Late Show With David Letterman , his first visit since being named the late-night legend's successor on CBS. Colbert was deferential in his entrance, opting for a single wave over the self-aggrandizing antics he's come to be known for in nin Read more on this news related to 'Aggrandizing'
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      BY PAUL KANDO Some time ago, viewing the devastation in Superstorm Sandy’s wake, I couldn’t help thinking that the root of such problems is the self-aggrandizing tendency of humans and the difficulty of giving up myths that support it. read more Read more on this news related to 'Aggrandizing'

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