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.
adj 1: investing with dignity or honor; "the dignifying effect of
his presence"; "the ennobling influence of cultural
surroundings" [syn: dignifying]
2: tending to exalt; "an exalting eulogy"; "ennobling thoughts"