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dignifying


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dignify  \Dig"ni*fy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dignified};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Dignifying}.]  [OF.  dignifier,  fr  LL  d??nificare;  L. 
  dignus  worthy  +  ficare  (in  comp.),  facere  to  make  See 
  {Deign},  and  {Fact}.] 
  To  invest  with  dignity  or  honor;  to  make  illustrious;  to  give 
  distinction  to  to  exalt  in  rank;  to  honor. 
 
  Your  worth  will  dignity  our  feast.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  Syn:  To  exalt;  elevate;  prefer;  advance;  honor;  illustrate; 
  adorn;  ennoble. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dignifying 
  adj  :  investing  with  dignity  or  honor;  "the  dignifying  effect  of 
  his  presence";  "the  ennobling  influence  of  cultural 
  surroundings"  [syn:  {ennobling}] 




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