engrandize

transitive verb
en·​gran·​dize | \ ə̇nˈgra(a)nˌdīz, en-; ˈengrən-, ˈeŋgrən- \
variants: or ingrandize \ ə̇nˈgra(a)n-​ \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of engrandize

: to make great or grandiose

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History and Etymology for engrandize

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

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“Engrandize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engrandize. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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