verb (used with object), dig·ni·fied, dig·ni·fy·ing.
- diglycolic acid,
Origin of dignify
Examples from the Web for over-dignified
The free spirit of man can govern him without "a garrison upon his neck of empty and over-dignified precepts."Milton|Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for dignify
mid-15c., from Middle French dignifier, from Medieval Latin dignificare "make worthy," from Latin dignus (see dignity) + -ficare, from facere "to make, do" (see factitious). Related: Dignification; dignified; dignifying.