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aggrandizement


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aggrandizement  \Ag*gran"dize*ment\  (?;  277),  n.  [Cf.  F. 
  agrandissement.] 
  The  act  of  aggrandizing,  or  the  state  of  being  aggrandized  or 
  exalted  in  power,  rank,  honor,  or  wealth;  exaltation; 
  enlargement;  as  the  emperor  seeks  only  the  aggrandizement  of 
  his  own  family. 
 
  Syn:  Augmentation;  exaltation;  enlargement;  advancement; 
  promotion;  preferment. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aggrandizement 
  n  :  the  act  of  increasing  the  wealth  or  prestige  or  power  or 
  scope  of  something  [syn:  {aggrandisement},  {elevation}] 




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