- to make greater; enlarge; increase.
- to become greater.
Origin of greaten
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Examples from the Web for greaten
The persons upon the stage, let us say, greaten till they are humanity itself.The Cutting of an Agate
William Butler Yeats
And the Avon explosion had given business sense a further chance to greaten.The Walking Delegate
I have done thee indeed this service, as to promote thee to honour, and to greaten thy liberty; but, alas!The Holy War made by Shaddai upon Diabolus
We love to think that Alfred's wars were not to greaten himself, but to set his country free.
Now some of the things which Alfred did were these: in national affairs he tried to rescue, defend, unify, and greaten England.The Chautauquan, Vol. III, December 1882
The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
- archaic to make or become great
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