greaten

[greyt-n]
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verb (used with object)

to make greater; enlarge; increase.

verb (used without object)

to become greater.

Nearby words

  1. great-hearted,
  2. great-nephew,
  3. great-niece,
  4. great-uncle,
  5. greatcoat,
  6. greater,
  7. greater antilles,
  8. greater celandine,
  9. greater curvature of stomach,
  10. greater dionysia

Origin of greaten

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at great, -en1

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British Dictionary definitions for greaten

greaten

verb

archaic to make or become great
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