Definition of aggrandize:
boost, snowball, rise, broider, run up, dramatize, praise, amplify, go ballistic, explode, puff out, blow up, intensify, have a fit, blow a fuse, hit the roof, aggrandise, flip one's wig, multiply, lard, have kittens, fly off the handle, tramp, footslog, glorify, extend, upsurge, applaud, beef up, build up, dignify, build, bolster, apotheosize, deck, elevate, set off, adorn, exalt, slog, detonate, embellish, puff up, mount, grow, apotheosize, magnify, swell, fancify, combust, decorate, soar, puff, fill out, prettify, pad, throw a fit, wax, inflate, beautify, flip one's lid, enlarge, ennoble, plod, proliferate, ornament, uplift, grace, acclaim, trudge, hit the ceiling, expand, augment, increase, lose one's temper, adopt, burgeon, dramatise, blow one's stack, embroider, escalate.
- boast (part of speech: verb)
- overestimate (part of speech: verb)
- exaggerate (part of speech: verb)
Does he in principle require us, abstaining from every form of theft, to employ our powers in useful labor, not only to provide for ourselves but also to relieve the indigence of others; and permit us in practice, abstaining from every form of labor, to enrich and aggrandize ourselves with the fruits of man- stealing?- "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
Such a separate stake or the ambition to obtain it, far from making its owner or seeker a citizen devoted to the common weal, was quite as likely to make him a dangerous one, for his selfish interest was to aggrandize his separate stake at the expense of his fellow- citizens and of the public interest.- "Equality", Edward Bellamy.
- "The Character Of A Priest", Philanthropos.