greaten

verb
great·en | \ˈgrā-tᵊn \
greatened; greatening\ˈgrā-tᵊn-iŋ \

Definition of greaten 

intransitive verb

: to become greater

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Instead, Alabama went into the half leading 10-7 and later greatened its lead behind the punt block and the fumble recovery. Matt Zenitz, AL.com, "2 special teams plays key in Alabama's win over FSU," 3 Sep. 2017 One month into re-greatened America, liberal timelines are clogged with wish fulfillment. Katy Waldman, Slate Magazine, "Why we can’t stop retweeting @AngryWHStaffer, @RoguePOTUSStaff, and fake Sally Yates.," 22 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of greaten

1614, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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