un ennobling

ennoble

[en-noh-buhl]
verb (used with object), ennobled, ennobling.
1.
to elevate in degree, excellence, or respect; dignify; exalt: a personality ennobled by true generosity.
2.
to confer a title of nobility on.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English ennobelen < Middle French, Old French ennoblir. See en-1, noble

ennoblement, noun
ennobler, noun
ennoblingly, adverb
unennobled, adjective
unennobling, adjective
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ennoble (ɪˈnəʊbəl)
 
vb
1.  to make noble, honourable, or excellent; dignify; exalt
2.  to raise to a noble rank; confer a title of nobility upon
 
en'noblement
 
n
 
en'nobler
 
n
 
en'nobling
 
adj

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ennoble
c.1500, from Fr. ennoblir; see en- + 'noble-. Related: Ennobled; ennobling.
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