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Meaning of DIGNIFY

Pronunciation:  'dignu`fI

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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