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noun as in exaltation

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Example Sentences

At his birthday party in season 3, Kendall plans to be lifted up on a cross, but then scuttles the gambit when even he recognizes the moment would read as aggrandizement.

From Time

Apple’s apparent predominance in this survey might contradict the advice to play down the aggrandizement of an exiting CEO and highlight the compilation and transfer of an organization’s history to the next chief executive.

Executive aggrandizement, the fourth threat, is the one that has really been engaged in pretty equally by both parties since FDR.

From Vox

He sought self-aggrandizement, and was extremely fond of killing.

She took a drubbing, fielding accusations of self-aggrandizement from the financial press and fans alike.

Self-aggrandizement via letting others depend on you can be a poor substitute for a sense of your own accomplishments.

The aggrandizement of one tends to excite a combination, or at least the wishes of many, to reduce him to the common level.

Napoleon had opened to him at Tilsit a dazzling vista of territorial aggrandizement.

Rome had been too occupied with politics and aggrandizement ever to become cultured.

They talked of the covetousness and want of scruple of the Knights, of their passion for aggrandizement and their rapacity.

Hence, in the order of Providence, the dream of Charlemagne as to unbounded military aggrandizement could not be realized.


On this page you'll find 45 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to aggrandizement, such as: elevation, ennoblement, glorification, tribute, aggrandization, and praising.

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