Definition of aggrandizement:
upsurge, amplification, natural elevation, hike, enlargement, escalation, catapult, peak, summit, upturn, divest, raise, augment, pinnacle, rise, exaltation, raising, apotheosis, glorification, jump, augmentation, increase, meridian, upswing, tiptop, superlative, elevation, swell, demote, lift, downgrade, multiplication, proliferation, growth, exalt, boost, bump up, buildup, acme, advancement, altitude, top, elevate, ennoblement, height, aggrandisement.
- exaggeration (part of speech: noun)
- overestimation (part of speech: noun)
They certainly will abuse it; because all men possessed of an uncontrolled discretionary power leading to the aggrandizement and profit of their own body have always abused it: and I see no particular sanctity in our times, that is at all likely, by a miraculous operation, to overrule the course of nature.- "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
To my observation, that affairs would now probably assume a different aspect, as the arbitrary dominion of the clergy, and the dependence of the military upon them were equally terminated, Estudillo replied, that California might certainly become a powerful state,- that she was abundantly provided by nature with all that was requisite to her political aggrandizement, but that she needed a man of ability in her councils.- "A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2", Otto von Kotzebue.
- "The Prince", Nicolo Machiavelli.