[ UK /dˈɪɡnɪfˌa‍ɪɪŋ/ ]
  1. investing with dignity or honor
    the ennobling influence of cultural surroundings
    the dignifying effect of his presence
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How To Use dignifying 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
  • Rudd hated the idea of dignifying the Selective Service with probing questions. 1968 the Year that Rocked the World
  • A university does not bring deadly microbes to campus because it is "dignifying" or "endorsing" the microbes. Geoffrey R. Stone: Ahmadinejad and Columbia's Critics
  • I think it's a way of dressing up and dignifying the fact that, again, they thought this would be a money spinner.
  • Nonetheless, I have always had some misgivings about dignifying the count at all.
  • The day we pin the label "rankism" on indignifying behaviors (as women pinned "sexism" on a range of disempowering behaviors), will mark the beginning of its demise. Robert Fuller: Peaceful Revolution: What Are Moms Rising Against?
  • Surely the hipster yuppies and rich old fogeys will appreciate the urban artistic expression dignifying the view from the windows of their posh homes. You Know Where to Find Me
  • 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
  • The West understands very well the freedom of speech (which we appreciate) but it does not understand Islamic values, such as dignifying the Prophet (SAWS) and other Islamic sanctities. When was the last time denmark got this much attention?
  • Having said that, senator, do you think that as president, Barack Obama would be 'dignifying' Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by meeting him? Debate Questions for Joe Biden
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