aggrandiser

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aggrandize or aggrandise (ˈæɡrənˌdaɪz, əˈɡrænˌdaɪz, ˈæɡrənˌdaɪz, əˈɡrænˌdaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to increase the power, wealth, prestige, scope, etc, of
2.  to cause (something) to seem greater; magnify; exaggerate
 
[C17: from Old French aggrandiss-, long stem of aggrandir to make bigger, from Latin grandisgrand; the ending -ize is due to the influence of verbs ending in -ise, -ize]
 
aggrandise or aggrandise
 
vb
 
[C17: from Old French aggrandiss-, long stem of aggrandir to make bigger, from Latin grandisgrand; the ending -ize is due to the influence of verbs ending in -ise, -ize]
 
aggrandizement or aggrandise
 
n
 
aggrandisement or aggrandise
 
n
 
'aggrandizer or aggrandise
 
n
 
'aggrandiser or aggrandise
 
n

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