ennoble

[ en-noh-buh l ]
/ ɛnˈnoʊ bəl /

verb (used with object), en·no·bled, en·no·bling.

to elevate in degree, excellence, or respect; dignify; exalt: a personality ennobled by true generosity.
to confer a title of nobility on.

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Origin of ennoble

1425–75; late Middle English ennobelen < Middle French, Old French ennoblir. See en-1, noble

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British Dictionary definitions for ennoblement

ennoble
/ (ɪˈnəʊbəl) /

verb (tr)

to make noble, honourable, or excellent; dignify; exalt
to raise to a noble rank; confer a title of nobility upon

Derived forms of ennoble

ennoblement, nounennobler, nounennobling, adjective
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