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Aggrandise

verb
1.
Add details to.  Synonyms: aggrandize, blow up, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider, lard, pad.



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"Aggrandise" Quotes from Famous Books



... have as yet no other guards than mine. Pow'rful defenders will maintain our quarrel; Argos spreads open arms, and Sparta calls us. Let us appeal for justice to our friends, Nor suffer Phaedra, in a common ruin Joining us both, to hunt us from the throne, And aggrandise her son by robbing us. Embrace this happy opportunity: What fear restrains? You seem to hesitate. Your interest alone prompts me to urge Boldness. When I am all on fire, how comes it That you are ice? Fear you to follow then A ...
— Phaedra • Jean Baptiste Racine

... of his mind, partly perhaps from a judicious policy—has struck into the sequestered vale of humble life, sought out the Muse among sheep-cotes and hamlets and the peasant's mountain-haunts, has discarded all the tinsel pageantry of verse, and endeavoured (not in vain) to aggrandise the trivial and add the charm of novelty to the familiar. No one has shewn the same imagination in raising trifles into importance: no one has displayed the same pathos in treating of the simplest feelings of the heart. Reserved, ...
— The Spirit of the Age - Contemporary Portraits • William Hazlitt

... hand, the tendency of those philosophies which treat man—his opinions and his character—essentially as the result of circumstances, and which aggrandise the influence of the external world upon mankind, is in the opposite direction. All the sensational philosophies from Bacon and Locke to our own day tend to concentrate attention on the external circumstances ...
— The Map of Life - Conduct and Character • William Edward Hartpole Lecky



Words linked to "Aggrandise" :   overdraw, overstate, amplify, hyperbolise, magnify, hyperbolize, exaggerate, glorify



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