He cares for nothing save to aggrandize his children, by fair means or foul, and this is his sole desire.
If the Guises were French princes, their interest would be to aggrandize France.
To aggrandize his own has been for years his sole end and aim.
Looking back at his career, it does not appear that he made war with ambitious objects to aggrandize his Empire.
It became the nobler ambition of Julius to aggrandize the church, and to reassume the protectorate of the Italian people.
All motives of a religious kind were absorbed in his prevailing passion to aggrandize the French monarchy.
The people were virtually enslaved to aggrandize a single person.
My mother knew all about the Clemenses of Virginia, and loved to aggrandize them to me, but she has long been dead.
His wish to re-establish his house grew into an ardent desire to aggrandize it.
The successors of Pia-tac have had it equally in view to aggrandize the place.
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.