aggrandize aggrandize  /ə ˈɡræn ˌdaɪz/


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  1. But the emperor also thought his pot potion would help memory, making him the first of many fans to aggrandize the drug's medical potential.
  2. Really, he was a power-hungry, regulation-crazed functionary whose chief sin was to harness the power of the state to destroy his enemies and aggrandize himself.
  3. Sensitive to concerns that he has a tendency to self-aggrandize, Holbrooke says emphatically that there won't be any tension between him and his new boss.


  1. "The idea he's part of the legislative branch is a bizarre notion invented by Cheney to aggrandize the power of a unitary executive, and look where it has gotten us," Biden said. "It has been very dangerous."
    on Nov 13, 2008 By: Joe Biden Source: FOXNews

  2. In a recent interview with Larry King, Biden said Cheney believes the vice president is part of the legislative branch in order "to aggrandize the power of a unitary executive."
    on Dec 29, 2008 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: Patriot Post

  3. "There is no reason to aggrandize or exaggerate anything about the Holocaust," said Warsaw ghetto historian Emanuel Ringelblum.
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: Emanuel Ringelblum Source: The Age

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