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AGGRANDISEMENT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does aggrandisement mean? 

AGGRANDISEMENT (noun)
  The noun AGGRANDISEMENT has 1 sense:

1. the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something

  Familiarity information: AGGRANDISEMENT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AGGRANDISEMENT (noun)


Sense 1aggrandisement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

aggrandisement; aggrandizement; elevation

Context examples:

the aggrandizement of the king / his elevation to cardinal

Hypernyms ("aggrandisement" is a kind of...):

increase; step-up (the act of increasing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aggrandisement"):

ego trip; self-aggrandisement; self-aggrandizement (an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance)


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