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Meaning of ENNOBLE

Pronunciation:  en'nowbul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
  2. [v]  confer dignity or honor upon; "He was dignified with a title"
 

ENNOBLE is a 7 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: dignify, entitle, gentle
 
 See Also: advance, baronetise, baronetize, elevate, honor, honour, kick upstairs, knight, lord, promote, raise, reward, upgrade

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: advance, aggrandize, apotheose, apotheosize, beatify, canonize, crown, deify, dignify, distinguish, elevate, enshrine, enthrone, erect, exalt, glamorize, glorify, graduate, honor, immortalize, kick upstairs, knight, lionize, magnify, make legendary, pass, prefer, promote, raise, saint, sanctify, set up, sublime, throne, up, upgrade, uplift, uprear
 

 

 

 

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