engrandize

transitive verb en·gran·dize \ ə̇nˈgra(a)nˌdīz , en- ; ˈengrən- , ˈeŋgrən- \
variants: or ingrandize \ə̇nˈgra(a)n-\

Definition of engrandize

or -ed/-ing/-s
:to make great or grandiose

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Origin and Etymology of engrandize

modification (influenced by -ize) of obsolete French engrandiss-, stem of engrandir, from Old French, from en- 1en- + grant, grand great, large


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