aggrandisement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aggrandisement the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something "the aggrandizement of the king","his elevation to cardinal"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Aggrandisement (ag′grand-īz-ment, or ag-grand′iz-ment) act of aggrandising: state of being aggrandised
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., from L. ad, to, and grandis, large.

Usage

In literature:

It has been, and still is, their own aggrandisement, direct or indirect, based upon the ruins of Turkey.
"Herzegovina" by George Arbuthnot
It is no diminution of Pascal, but only an aggrandisement of Montaigne.
"Pascal's Pensées" by Blaise Pascal
She was working and planning again for Maurice's happiness and aggrandisement.
"Vera Nevill" by Mrs. H. Lovett Cameron
Every baron fought for his own land and for his own aggrandisement.
"With the British Army in The Holy Land" by Henry Osmond Lock
Medici both, Leo and the Cardinal regarded the Papacy mainly as a means for family aggrandisement.
"Henry VIII." by A. F. Pollard
He allied himself closely with Francesco dei Pazzi, who was anxious for the aggrandisement of his own family.
"Heroes of Modern Europe" by Alice Birkhead
Servia, fearful that this Bulgarian aggrandisement jeopardised her own future in the Balkans, made war.
"Bulgaria" by Frank Fox
No thought of her own aggrandisement had touched her mind when she resolved upon that forgery.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
After this explicit statement, there ought to have been no bickerings about British aggrandisement at Toulon.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
It was the mark of his aggrandisement.
"The Sacred Fount" by Henry James
Under such circumstances, why should I not devote my energies to the aggrandisement of her business?
"A Master of Deception" by Richard Marsh
It means that if I desire a man's aggrandisement, it is an accomplished fact.
"The Everlasting Arms" by Joseph Hocking
Because he does not assert nor aggrandise himself.
"Character and Conduct" by Various
They now imagine that they are a great people, and have a holy mission of aggrandisement at the expense of Turkey.
"Albania" by E. F. Knight
First of all it had for the moment checked Mahratta aggrandisement.
"India Through the Ages" by Flora Annie Steel
Its object was the prosperity, the glory, the aggrandisement of the public welfare.
"British Quarterly Review, American Edition, Volume LIV" by Various
The love of wealth will become predominant, instead of the love of force and aggrandisement.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume IV (of 4)" by George Grote
Aggrandisement of style might reasonably be supposed to have been the motive that drew Raffaello to Florence.
"The life and writings of Henry Fuseli, Volume III (of 3)" by Henry Fuseli
But these attacks aggrandised the nations against which they were directed, and their power soon crushed Spain.
"History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)" by J. H. Merle D'Aubigné
They did not join their destinies upon the ground of external vanity, or the sordid views of worldly aggrandisement.
"Blue-Stocking Hall, (Vol 1 of 3)" by William Pitt Scargill
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