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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-gran-diz-muh nt]
    • /əˈgræn dɪz mənt/
    • /əˈɡræn.dɪz.mənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-gran-diz-muh nt]
    • /əˈgræn dɪz mənt/

Definitions of aggrandizement word

  • uncountable noun aggrandizement If someone does something for aggrandizement, they do it in order to get power, wealth, and importance for themselves. 3
  • noun aggrandizement an act or instance of aggrandizing, or increasing in size, or intensity: aggrandizement of mercantile trade in the early colonies. 1
  • noun aggrandizement the act of making something appear greater than is actually warranted by the facts: Some saw it as ego aggrandizement. 1
  • noun aggrandizement expansion of power, wealth, rank, or honor: The department was used for the aggrandizement of its leaders. 1
  • noun aggrandizement The act of aggrandizing, or the state of being aggrandized or exalted in power, rank, honor, or wealth; exaltation; enlargement. 1
  • noun aggrandizement making greater or bigger 1

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Parts of speech for Aggrandizement


aggrandizement popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for aggrandizement

noun aggrandizement

  • tribute — a gift, testimonial, compliment, or the like, given as due or in acknowledgment of gratitude or esteem.
  • glorification — a glorified or more splendid form of something.
  • praising — the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
  • amplification — the act or result of amplifying
  • multiplication — the act or process of multiplying or the state of being multiplied.

Antonyms for aggrandizement

noun aggrandizement

  • compression — the act of compressing or the condition of being compressed
  • decrease — When something decreases or when you decrease it, it becomes less in quantity, size, or intensity.
  • lessening — to become less.
  • reduction — the act of reducing or the state of being reduced.
  • decline — If something declines, it becomes less in quantity, importance, or strength.

Top questions with aggrandizement

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