en·no·ble /ɪˈnobəl, ɛˈno-/
En·no·ble v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ennobled p. pr. & vb. n. Ennobling ]
1. To make noble; to elevate in degree, qualities, or excellence; to dignify. “Ennobling all that he touches.”
What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards?
Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards. --Pope.
2. To raise to the rank of nobility; as, to ennoble a commoner.
Syn: -- To raise; dignify; exalt; elevate; aggrandize.
v 1: confer dignity or honor upon; "He was dignified with a
title" [syn: dignify]
2: give a title to someone; make someone a member of the
nobility [syn: gentle, entitle]