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synonyms for aggrandize

  • acclaim
  • applaud
  • augment
  • boost
  • commend
  • dignify
  • distinguish
  • enlarge
  • ennoble
  • expand
  • extend
  • glorify
  • heighten
  • hike
  • honor
  • hype
  • increase
  • intensify
  • jump
  • magnify
  • multiply
  • parlay
  • praise
  • beef up
  • hike up
  • jack up
See also synonyms for: aggrandized / aggrandizement

antonyms for aggrandize

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  • abridge
  • censure
  • condemn
  • condense
  • contract
  • criticize
  • curtail
  • decrease
  • degrade
  • denounce
  • diminish
  • disapprove
  • disgrace
  • dishonor
  • humiliate
  • keep
  • lessen
  • lower
  • reduce
  • reproach
  • shame
  • shorten
  • shrink
  • weaken
  • belittle
  • debase
  • depress
  • humble
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How to use aggrandize in a sentence

Every subculture has its die-hard enthusiast early adopters and communities that are all about the conferences and the parties—and it may seem self-aggrandizing or silly to outsiders at first.
BEHIND THE SCENES AT ART BASEL MIAMI: THE BIGGEST IRL METAVERSE PARTY YETRAISA BRUNERDECEMBER 9, 2021TIME
The Global Times, too, was quick to criticize Tsai’s “self-aggrandizing attitude,” while highlighting that it was not her government that completed the vaccine deal.
WILL FOXCONN BILLIONAIRE TERRY GOU’S COVID-19 VACCINE DEAL BRING TAIWAN CLOSER TO CHINA?NATALIE TSO/TAIPEIJULY 26, 2021TIME
I spent much of the pandemic watching, in real time, the necessary dissolution of the nation’s self-aggrandizing and innocent sense of its history and purpose.
REKINDLING THE WONDER OF NATURAL BRIDGE, ONCE A TESTAMENT TO AMERICAN GRANDEURPHILIP KENNICOTTJUNE 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Still, some emperors were particularly adept at crafting a narrative … that is, until Nero took the self-aggrandizing a tad too far.
THE EMPIRES YOU DIDN’T LEARN IN SCHOOLSEAN CULLIGANMARCH 24, 2021OZY
They only cared to aggrandize themselves, without thought of national feeling or geographical conditions.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 7VARIOUS
His ambition was not to secure for himself ease or luxury, but to extend his imperial power, and to aggrandize his family.
THE EMPIRE OF AUSTRIA; ITS RISE AND PRESENT POWERJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The Master proceeded to show that a man who speaks on his own authority alone seeks to aggrandize himself.
JESUS THE CHRISTJAMES EDWARD TALMAGE
It resisted, in the lower classes, the attempt of the church to suppress it in order to aggrandize the corporation.
FOLKWAYSWILLIAM GRAHAM SUMNER
She did not try to aggrandize herself at their expense, nor did she take up weapons against them.
SERBIA: A SKETCHHELEN LEAH REED
Men seek office to aggrandize themselves rather than to serve the interests of the people.
WILFORD WOODRUFFMATTHIAS F. COWLEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO AGGRANDIZE

  • aggrandize
  • apotheose
  • deify
  • dignify
  • elevate
  • ennoble
  • glorify
  • idealize
  • idolize
  • laud
  • put on a pedestal
  • worship
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.