[ US /ˈæɡɹənˌdaɪzmənt, əˈɡɹænˌdaɪzmənt/ ]
  1. the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something
    the aggrandizement of the king
    his elevation to cardinal
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How To Use aggrandizement In A Sentence

  • This despite being part of a school system which demonstrably does not waste much of its money on bureaucracy and aggrandizement of its own honchos; the system has no trouble educating half of its students.
  • Eternity starts here; worldly aggrandizement is dust" Photography by Diana Ricci. And now for something a little different
  • What follows is a sort of addled odyssey fuelled by comic self-aggrandisement and rage against the various machines of money-making. Lights Out in Wonderland by DBC Pierre
  • Without a foundation of love, these gifts risk promoting self-gain and self-aggrandizement.
  • He was diffident about his achievements, in contrast to the self-aggrandisement common to autobiographers.
  • Where some saw self-aggrandizement, others saw the sartorial manifestation of a wry sense of humor.
  • The Newsnight programme was shocking both for its self-aggrandisement and its celebration of unfair bias. Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...
  • This last vilifying barb you offer in yet another comment when, having had the whole root of your hatred revealed in the posting of that email exchange, rather than actually give grounds for your risible concern with a purported conflict of interests, you continue your rancorous pillorying, not to mention the concomitant pompous self-aggrandisement. How Not to be a Writer
  • Our tendency towards simultaneous self-pity and self-aggrandisement. Times, Sunday Times
  • Blair is a thoroughgoing scoundrel, who has been prepared to stir up the hornets 'nest of the Middle East (at the cost of enormous loss of life) for personal aggrandisement and financial gain. Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...
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