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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.