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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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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