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Meaning of DIGNIFY

Pronunciation:  'dignu`fI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  raise the status of; "I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer"
  2. [v]  confer dignity or honor upon; "He was dignified with a title"
 

DIGNIFY is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: ennoble
 
 See Also: elevate, honor, honour, lift, raise, reward

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adorn, aggrandize, bestow honor upon, better, celebrate, confer distinction on, conventionalize, distinguish, elevate, enhance, ennoble, erect, exalt, formalize, glorify, grace, honor, improve, lift, magnify, observe, raise, ritualize, signalize, solemnize, stylize, sublime, upgrade, uplift, upraise, uprear
 

 

 

 

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