It is easier to ruin a kingdom and aggrandise one's own pride and prejudices than to set up a greengrocer's stall.
To aggrandise his own name, he had covered Europe with blood.
Full of haughtiness and ambition, Nicholas sought to aggrandise his own family as well as the Papal power.
The Empress, too, forgets her own consequence, in eagerness to aggrandise her favourite.
It extorts exorbitant revenues from this city to aggrandise other portions of the State.
But these use them for the benefit of others and not to aggrandise themselves.
This species of feudality is kept up to aggrandise the corporations at the ruin of towns; and the effect is visible.
To aggrandise himself or to aggrandise his house never entered into his thoughts.
He is not painting pictures to aggrandise himself, he is only lovingly recording what he knows, feels, or hopes.
Lewis could not but dread whatever tended to aggrandise a state governed by William.
to enhance the wealth of
Latin a- 'from' + grandir 'to increase'
1630s, "to make larger, increase," from French agrandiss-, present participle stem of agrandir "to augment" (16c.), ultimately from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + grandire "to make great," from grandis (see grand (adj.)). The double -g- spelling in English is by analogy with Latin words in ad-. Related: Aggrandized; aggrandizing.