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vb. (standard spelling of from=non-Oxford British spelling aggrandize English)


v. add details to [syn: embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, blow up, dramatize, dramatise]

Usage examples of "aggrandise".

The pope is obviously anxious to aggrandise his family, but he is mistaken in the means he adopts: it is I who ought to have been made duke, and my brother a cardinal.

Let us appeal for justice to our friends, Nor suffer Phaedra, in a common ruin Joining us both, to hunt us from the throne, And aggrandise her son by robbing us.

The Sabines were far from forgetting that a portion of their strength had been transferred to Rome by Tatius, and that the Roman State had lately been aggrandised by the inclusion of the population of Alba.

Lockhart's Life of Napoleon (cover wanting, marginal annotations, minimising victories, aggrandising defeats of the protagonist).

Yet it is to be feared that such an adept too often starts on the path with the hideous idea of aggrandising his own personality to the utmost.