[ UK /dˈɪɡnɪfˌa‍ɪ/ ]
[ US /ˈdɪɡnəˌfaɪ/ ]
  1. confer dignity or honor upon
    He was dignified with a title
  2. raise the status of
    I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer
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How To Use dignify In A Sentence

  • It was "dignifying" for the poor and consonant with national values, like work, self-help and opposition to welfare dependency. Omaha World-Herald > Frontpage
  • Let not that amiable man, who has found the art of introducing heroism into common life, and dignifying the most trivial circumstances by the sublimity and refinedness of his sentiments, now, in the most important affair, sink below the common level. Italian Letters, Vols. I and II The History of the Count de St. Julian
  • Doctrine aside, it seemed strange to me that he would choose the word ‘closet’ to dignify Mary; or, to put it the other way around, that something as mundane as a closet could be sanctified.
  • Privately, one campaign official says they were aware of several of the more scurrilous rumors about Palin making the rounds of the blogosphere, although the official declined to "dignify" them with any comment. What McCain Didn't Know About Sarah Palin
  • But at the least, he'd stay on the sidelines, unwilling to dignify this dishonorable slime.
  • If theirs is a hopeless cause in pursuit of impractical ideals, why dignify them in print?
  • I'm not even going to dignify that stupid question with an answer.
  • We found the latter lounging about the unwholesome streets; and the former seated at their thresholds, engaged in those pursuits of the chase which the use of a fine-tooth comb would undignify to mere slaughter. Venetian Life
  • I wouldn't dignify this trash by calling it a novel.
  • I glared at him not bothering to dignify that with a response, I walked out into the street slamming the door shut behind me.
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