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ennobling


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ennoble  \En*no"ble\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ennobled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Ennobling}.]  [Pref.  en-  +  noble:  cf  F.  ennoblir.] 
  1.  To  make  noble;  to  elevate  in  degree,  qualities,  or 
  excellence;  to  dignify.  ``Ennobling  all  that  he  touches.'' 
  --Trench. 
 
  What  can  ennoble  sots,  or  slaves,  or  cowards?  Alas! 
  not  all  the  blood  of  all  the  Howards.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  raise  to  the  rank  of  nobility;  as  to  ennoble  a 
  commoner. 
 
  Syn:  To  raise;  dignify;  exalt;  elevate;  aggrandize. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ennobling 
  adj  1:  investing  with  dignity  or  honor;  "the  dignifying  effect  of 
  his  presence";  "the  ennobling  influence  of  cultural 
  surroundings"  [syn:  {dignifying}] 
  2:  tending  to  exalt;  "an  exalting  eulogy";  "ennobling  thoughts" 
  [syn:  {exalting}] 




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