verb transitiveWord forms: agˈgranˌdized or agˈgranˌdizing
to make greater, more powerful, richer, etc. often used reflexively
to make seem greater or more exalted
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Word origin of 'aggrandize'< extended stem of Fr agrandir, to augment < a-, to + grandir, to increase < L grandire < grandis, great