aggrandizement


aggrandizement
I noun accession, advancement, amplification, augmentation, boom, broadening, deification, dignification, elevation, embellishment, eminence, enablement, enhancement, enlargement, enshrinement, enthronement, exaggeration, exaltation, expansion, extension, gain, glorification, greatness, growth, heightening, honor, inflation, immortalization, largeness, lionizing, magnification, overstatement, preferment, promotion, widening II index accession (enlargement), advancement (improvement), augmentation, boom (prosperity), elevation, eminence, exaggeration, extension (expansion), growth (increase), honor (outward respect), hyperbole, inflation (increase), overstatement, remembrance (commemoration)

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  • Aggrandizement — Ag*gran dize*ment (?; 277), n. [Cf. F. agrandissement.] The act of aggrandizing, or the state of being aggrandized or exalted in power, rank, honor, or wealth; exaltation; enlargement; as, the emperor seeks only the aggrandizement of his own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aggrandizement — (n.) 1650s, from Fr. agrandissement, noun of action from agrandir (see AGGRANDIZE (Cf. aggrandize)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • aggrandizement — (Amer.) ag gran·dize·ment || dɪzmÉ™nt n. making larger, making more powerful; act of increasing in power, act of increasing in wealth (also aggrandisement) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aggrandizement — [[t]əgræ̱ndɪzmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with supp (disapproval) If someone does something for aggrandizement, they do it in order to get power, wealth, and importance for themselves. [FORMAL] → See also self aggrandizement It would be the first… …   English dictionary

  • aggrandizement — n. territorial aggrandizement * * * [ə grændɪzmənt] territorial aggrandizement …   Combinatory dictionary

  • aggrandizement — also isement BrE noun (U) a word meaning an increase in power, size, or importance, used especially when you disapprove of this increase: a war fought for national aggrandizement | He did it for his own personal aggrandizement …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • aggrandizement — noun the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something the aggrandizement of the king his elevation to cardinal • Syn: ↑aggrandisement, ↑elevation • Derivationally related forms: ↑elevate (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • aggrandizement — noun The act of aggrandizing, or the state of being aggrandized or exalted in power, rank, honor, or wealth; exaltation; enlargement. The emperor seeks only the aggrandizement of his own family. Syn: aggrandization …   Wiktionary

  • aggrandizement — ag|gran|dize|ment also aggrandisement BrE [əˈgrændızmənt] n [U] [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: agrandissement, from agrandir, from grandir to increase ] when a person or country tries to increase their power or importance used to show… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • aggrandizement — ag|gran|dize|ment [ ə grændızmənt ] noun uncount an increase in power or importance that is not deserved or reasonable: bureaucratic aggrandizement and corporate greed …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English