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 for aggrandize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aggrandize \Ag"gran*dize\, v. i.
     To increase or become great. [Obs.]
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           Follies, continued till old age, do aggrandize. --J.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aggrandize \Ag"gran*dize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aggrandized; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Aggrandizing.] [F. agrandir; [`a] (L. ad) +
     grandir to increase, L. grandire, fr. grandis great. See
     Grand, and cf. Finish.]
     1. To make great; to enlarge; to increase; as, to aggrandize
        our conceptions, authority, distress.
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     2. To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth;
        -- applied to persons, countries, etc.
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              His scheme for aggrandizing his son.  --Prescott.
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     3. To make appear great or greater; to exalt. --Lamb.
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     Syn: To augment; exalt; promote; advance.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: add details to [syn: embroider, pad, lard,
           embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up,
           dramatize, dramatise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  110 Moby Thesaurus words for "aggrandize":
     add to, advance, amplify, apotheose, apotheosize, augment,
     ballyhoo, beatify, beef up, bloat, blow up, boost, broaden, build,
     build up, bulk, bulk out, burlesque, canonize, caricature,
     carry too far, crescendo, crown, deify, develop, dignify, dilate,
     distend, distinguish, draw the longbow, elevate, enlarge, ennoble,
     enshrine, enthrone, erect, exaggerate, exalt, expand, extend,
     fatten, fill out, glamorize, glorify, go to extremes, graduate,
     heighten, hike, hike up, honor, huff, hyperbolize, immortalize,
     increase, inflate, jack up, jump up, kick upstairs, knight,
     lay it on, lengthen, lionize, magnify, make legendary,
     make much of, maximize, multiply, overcharge, overdo, overdraw,
     overestimate, overpraise, overreach, overreact, oversell,
     overspeak, overstate, overstress, parlay, pass, pile it on, prefer,
     promote, puff, puff up, pump, pump up, put up, pyramid, raise,
     rarefy, saint, sanctify, set up, stretch, stretch the truth,
     sublime, sufflate, swell, talk big, talk in superlatives, thicken,
     throne, tout, travesty, up, upgrade, uplift, uprear, widen

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