engrandize

transitive verb

en·​gran·​dize
ə̇nˈgra(a)nˌdīz,
en-;
ˈengrən-,
ˈeŋgrən-
variants or ingrandize
ə̇nˈgra(a)n-
-ed/-ing/-s
: to make great or grandiose

Word History

Etymology

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 23 Jul. 2024.

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