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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Aggrandize \Ag"gran*dize\, verb (used with an object) [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.

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