aggrandisement


aggrandisement
aggrandisement (n.) chiefly British English spelling of AGGRANDIZEMENT (Cf. aggrandizement). See -IZE (Cf. -ize).

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  • aggrandisement — (Brit.) n. making larger, making more powerful; act of increasing in power, act of increasing in wealth (also aggrandizement) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aggrandisement — noun the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something the aggrandizement of the king his elevation to cardinal • Syn: ↑aggrandizement, ↑elevation • Derivationally related forms: ↑elevate (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • aggrandisement — noun Alternative spelling of aggrandizement …   Wiktionary

  • aggrandisement — UK [əˈɡrændɪzmənt] / US a British spelling of aggrandizement …   English dictionary

  • self-aggrandisement — noun an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑self aggrandizement, ↑ego trip • Hypernyms: ↑aggrandizement, ↑aggrandisement, ↑elevation * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-aggrandisement — /sɛlf əˈgrændəzmənt/ (say self uh granduhzmuhnt) noun increase of one s own power, wealth, etc., usually aggressively. Also, self aggrandizement …   Australian English dictionary

  • aggrandisements — aggrandisement (Brit.) n. making larger, making more powerful; act of increasing in power, act of increasing in wealth (also aggrandizement) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Micronation — This article is about entities that are not officially recognized by world governments or major international organisations. For information on countries that are generally recognized but geographically small, see microstate. The Principality of… …   Wikipedia

  • aggrandizement — noun the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something the aggrandizement of the king his elevation to cardinal • Syn: ↑aggrandisement, ↑elevation • Derivationally related forms: ↑elevate (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-aggrandizement — [[t]se̱lf əgræ̱ndɪzmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) (in BRIT, also use self aggrandisement) If you say that someone is guilty of self aggrandizement, you mean that they do certain things in order to make themselves more powerful, wealthy, or… …   English dictionary


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