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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ag·gran·dize /əˈgrænˌdaɪz ||ˈægrən-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ag·gran·dize, v. i. To increase or become great. [Obs.]
    Follies, continued till old age, do aggrandize.   --J. Hall.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ag·gran·dize v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aggrandized p. pr. & vb. n. Aggrandizing ]
 1. To make great; to enlarge; to increase; as, to aggrandize our conceptions, authority, distress.
 2. To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; -- applied to persons, countries, etc.
    His scheme for aggrandizing his son.   --Prescott.
 3. To make appear great or greater; to exalt.
 Syn: -- To augment; exalt; promote; advance.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : add details to [syn: embroider, pad, lard, embellish,
           aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise]