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synonyms for dignify

  • exalt
  • magnify
  • adorn
  • advance
  • aggrandize
  • distinguish
  • elevate
  • ennoble
  • erect
  • grace
  • honor
  • prefer
  • promote
  • raise
  • sublime
  • uprear
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antonyms for dignify

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  • condemn
  • decrease
  • degrade
  • demote
  • denounce
  • depress
  • disgrace
  • dishonor
  • drop
  • hurt
  • lessen
  • lower
  • raze
  • shame
  • spurn
  • stop
  • belittle
  • detract
  • humiliate
  • insult
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How to use dignify in a sentence

It began to feel imperative that I tell their stories as bluntly and factually as possible, as a way to honor their lives and dignify their deaths and disappearances.
IN HER NOVEL ‘WHEN THE STARS GO DARK,’ PAULA MCLAIN DRAWS ON ABUSE CASES, INCLUDING HER OWNMAUREEN CORRIGANAPRIL 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
So, sure, you can wear the bracelet and mislead his family into spending their money on things you don’t want, or you can refuse to dignify pouting and return it.
CAROLYN HAX: SHE’S NOT CHARMED BY BOYFRIEND’S UNWANTED GIFTCAROLYN HAXAPRIL 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It is thus that they dignify human nature and glorify human effort, and bring to those who struggle hope and trust.
GREAT MEN AND FAMOUS WOMEN. VOL. 3 OF 8VARIOUS
She seemed to dignify with her presence whatever happened to be going on, and made it worth while.
UNVEILING A PARALLELALICE ILGENFRITZ JONES AND ELLA MARCHANT
Such a mode of proceeding costs us little, but tends much to dignify and exalt us.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IIFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
Incidentally teachers themselves, by thinking more nobly of their tasks, can do much to dignify their calling.
SPIRIT AND MUSICH. ERNEST HUNT
The bearing of the new Abbot served of itself to dignify a ceremonial which was deprived of all other attributes of grandeur.
THE ABBOTSIR WALTER SCOTT
The prelate from Ghent, no doubt a common priest, that the lieutenant undertook to dignify, slipped directly out of my mind.
LAZARREMARY HARTWELL CATHERWOOD
Let us, then, have the honor of introducing her to that rank, the very highest position in which she would grace and dignify.
SIR JASPER CAREWCHARLES JAMES LEVER
Their very presence was enough to sanctify, dignify, and make illustrious any house wherein they might dwell.
HUBERT'S WIFEMINNIE MARY LEE
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WORDS RELATED TO DIGNIFY

  • acclaim
  • applaud
  • augment
  • beef up
  • boost
  • commend
  • dignify
  • distinguish
  • enlarge
  • ennoble
  • expand
  • extend
  • glorify
  • heighten
  • hike
  • hike up
  • honor
  • hype
  • increase
  • intensify
  • jack up
  • jump
  • magnify
  • multiply
  • parlay
  • praise
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.