verb (used with object), ag·gran·dized, ag·gran·diz·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR aggrandize
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Origin of aggrandize
OTHER WORDS FROM aggrandizeag·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
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How to use aggrandize in a sentence
I spent much of the pandemic watching, in real time, the necessary dissolution of the nation’s self-aggrandizing and innocent sense of its history and purpose.Rekindling the wonder of Natural Bridge, once a testament to American grandeur|Philip Kennicott|June 17, 2021|Washington Post
Still, some emperors were particularly adept at crafting a narrative … that is, until Nero took the self-aggrandizing a tad too far.
Proponents of peace must overcome the tendency to self-destructively aggrandize the settlements.Partition Skepticism and the Future of the Peace Process|Avner Inbar, Assaf Sharon|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They only cared to aggrandize themselves, without thought of national feeling or geographical conditions.
His ambition was not to secure for himself ease or luxury, but to extend his imperial power, and to aggrandize his family.The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power|John S. C. Abbott
The Master proceeded to show that a man who speaks on his own authority alone seeks to aggrandize himself.Jesus the Christ|James Edward Talmage
It resisted, in the lower classes, the attempt of the church to suppress it in order to aggrandize the corporation.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
She did not try to aggrandize herself at their expense, nor did she take up weapons against them.Serbia: A Sketch|Helen Leah Reed