- to elevate in degree, excellence, or respect; dignify; exalt: a personality ennobled by true generosity.
- to confer a title of nobility on.
Origin of ennoble
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Examples from the Web for ennoblement
To be cut out by a prince has always been a kind of ennoblement in itself.We Can't Have Everything
The ennoblement of jealousy: the Greeks the most jealous nation.We Philologists, Volume 8 (of 18)
The title was only in part in jest: ennoblement was the understood reward of complicity.The King of Alsander
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Originally by name Holm, he took, after his ennoblement in 1781, the title of Holmskjold.Chats on Royal Copenhagen Porcelain
On the other hand, one cannot but foresee a gradual enrichment and ennoblement of the interior of the Capitol.America To-day, Observations and Reflections
- to make noble, honourable, or excellent; dignify; exalt
- to raise to a noble rank; confer a title of nobility upon
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Word Origin and History for ennoblement
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