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Pronunciation:  u'grandIz

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AGGRANDIZE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: aggrandise, blow up, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider, lard, pad
 See Also: amplify, exaggerate, glorify, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Ag"gran*dize\, v. i.
    To increase or become great. [Obs.]
          Follies, continued till old age, do aggrandize. --J.
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