verb-transitive: To increase the scope of; extend.
verb-transitive: To make greater in power, influence, stature, or reputation.
verb-transitive: To make appear greater; exaggerate: aggrandize one argument while belittling another.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
Re: Frederic Wakeman's review of China Men [NYR, August 14]: I did not write the myths to "aggrandize" my family and other Chinese Americans by connecting us to the high culture of China.
Ill-fare malefits do not 'benefit the poor' at the expense of the rich; they aggrandize the power-seeker at the expense of those who value freedom-from-aggression.
Much easier for two elites to unite on their true common ground: aggrandize their own money and power, and the populations they rule take the hindmost.
But using the authority of "God" to justify unjust acts and to aggrandize personal power has lead to today's state, where the very word "God" has become a subject of debate, rather than a transcendent authority for good.
But not only does he disaggregate the issue, he, along with others failed to aggrandize the issue.