Thesaurus / aggrandize
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They only cared to aggrandize themselves, without thought of national feeling or geographical conditions.
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
With years we will correct, we will task ourselves to aggrandize and elevate our work.
LECTURES ON THE TRUE, THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE GOODVICTOR COUSIN
They have established orders of nobility, with a distinction of titles which aggrandize it.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898 - VOLUME 40 OF 55FRANCISCO COLIN
Arcimboldo was not the man to let slip an opportunity to aggrandize himself.
THE SWEDISH REVOLUTION UNDER GUSTAVUS VASAPAUL BARRON WATSON
That he used his great authority to overthrow his own enemies and to aggrandize his own house goes almost without saying.
THE STORY OF IRELANDEMILY LAWLESS
WORDS RELATED TO AGGRANDIZE
- attract attention
- blow smoke
- congratulate oneself
- flatter oneself
- give a good account of oneself
- hug oneself
- lay on thick
- show off
- sound off
- talk big
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