Definition of Aggrandizement in English :

Define Aggrandizement in English

Aggrandizement meaning in English

Meaning of Aggrandizement in English

Pronunciation of Aggrandizement in English

Aggrandizement pronunciation in English

Pronounce Aggrandizement in English


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1. aggrandisement, aggrandizement, elevation

the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something

Example Sentences:
'the aggrandizement of the king'
'his elevation to cardinal'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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tr.v. ag·gran·dized, ag·gran·diz·ing, ag·gran·diz·es
a. To increase the scope of; extend: aggrandized the authority of his position.
b. To make greater in power, influence, stature, or reputation: "The executive branch had aggrandized itself during the war at the expense of the legislative branch" (David Herbert Donald).
2. To consider to be or cause to appear greater than is really the case; exaggerate: aggrandized his contributions to the project.

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