verb (used with object)

to make greater; enlarge; increase.

verb (used without object)

to become greater.

Origin of greaten

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at great, -en1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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archaic to make or become great
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