verb (used with object), ag·gran·dized, ag·gran·diz·ing.
Origin of aggrandize
SYNONYMS FOR 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 aggrandize
To aggrandize his own has been for years his sole end and aim.Edmond Dants|Edmund Flagg
With years we will correct, we will task ourselves to aggrandize and elevate our work.Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good|Victor Cousin
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
That he used his great authority to overthrow his own enemies and to aggrandize his own house goes almost without saying.The Story Of Ireland|Emily Lawless
Are not the large States evidently seeking to aggrandize themselves at the expense of the small?