aggrandize meaning

Pronunciation:   "aggrandize" in a sentence
Verb: aggrandize  u'grandIz
  1. Add details to
    - embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandise [Brit], blow up, dramatize, dramatise [Brit]

Derived forms: aggrandizing, aggrandized, aggrandizes

See also: aggrandizement

Type of: amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise [Brit], hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate


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  1. the king sought to aggrandize himself at the expense of his people.
  2. they even manifest enough confidence in themselves and their vastly aggrandized support systems.
  3. all he desired was to aggrandize his estate
  4. the sales manager never stops aggrandizing his ability
  5. without wanting to aggrandize ourselves ..

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