verb (used with object), ag·gran·dized, ag·gran·diz·ing.
Origin of aggrandize
Related formsag·gran·dize·ment [uh-gran-diz-muhnt] /əˈgræn dɪz mənt/, nounag·gran·diz·er [uh-gran-dahy-zer, ag-ruhndahy-] /əˈgræn daɪ zər, ˈægˌrəndaɪ-/, noun
Examples from the Web for aggrandise
He is not painting pictures to aggrandise himself, he is only lovingly recording what he knows, feels, or hopes.Giotto|Harry Quilter
This species of feudality is kept up to aggrandise the corporations at the ruin of towns; and the effect is visible.The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume II|Thomas Paine
But these use them for the benefit of others and not to aggrandise themselves.A Son of Perdition|Fergus Hume
It is easier to ruin a kingdom and aggrandise one's own pride and prejudices than to set up a greengrocer's stall.Table-Talk|William Hazlitt
It extorts exorbitant revenues from this city to aggrandise other portions of the State.