- aggrandizement (n.) 1650s, from Fr. agrandissement, noun of action from agrandir (see AGGRANDIZE (Cf. aggrandize)).
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Aggrandizement — Ag*gran dize*ment (?; 277), n. [Cf. F. agrandissement.] The act of aggrandizing, or the state of being aggrandized or exalted in power, rank, honor, or wealth; exaltation; enlargement; as, the emperor seeks only the aggrandizement of his own… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
aggrandizement — I noun accession, advancement, amplification, augmentation, boom, broadening, deification, dignification, elevation, embellishment, eminence, enablement, enhancement, enlargement, enshrinement, enthronement, exaggeration, exaltation, expansion,… … Law dictionary
aggrandizement — (Amer.) ag granÂ·dizeÂ·ment || dÉªzmÉ™nt n. making larger, making more powerful; act of increasing in power, act of increasing in wealth (also aggrandisement) … English contemporary dictionary
aggrandizement — [[t]əgræ̱ndɪzmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with supp (disapproval) If someone does something for aggrandizement, they do it in order to get power, wealth, and importance for themselves. [FORMAL] → See also self aggrandizement It would be the first… … English dictionary
aggrandizement — n. territorial aggrandizement * * * [ə grændɪzmənt] territorial aggrandizement … Combinatory dictionary
aggrandizement — also isement BrE noun (U) a word meaning an increase in power, size, or importance, used especially when you disapprove of this increase: a war fought for national aggrandizement | He did it for his own personal aggrandizement … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
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
aggrandizement — noun The act of aggrandizing, or the state of being aggrandized or exalted in power, rank, honor, or wealth; exaltation; enlargement. The emperor seeks only the aggrandizement of his own family. Syn: aggrandization … Wiktionary
aggrandizement — ag|gran|dize|ment also aggrandisement BrE [əˈgrændızmənt] n [U] [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: agrandissement, from agrandir, from grandir to increase ] when a person or country tries to increase their power or importance used to show… … Dictionary of contemporary English
aggrandizement — ag|gran|dize|ment [ ə grændızmənt ] noun uncount an increase in power or importance that is not deserved or reasonable: bureaucratic aggrandizement and corporate greed … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English