aggrandizement aggrandizement  /ˈæ ɡrən ˌdaɪz mənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. From anyone else, this might seem like delusional self-aggrandizement, but Mori actually has the muscle to put some mortar behind his message.
  2. In an age of aggrandizement, Feeney showed that humble hearts still beat.
  3. Almost by nature, this wealth aggrandizement breeds corruption in three forms financial, political and philosophical.

News

  • Conservative Freedom Lovers: You’re Doing It Wrong

    I love lamp. Even though I do not usually share it, I understand the concept of fearing government power. Sometimes you give the government the power to do something noble, or apparently noble, and government distorts it into an instrument of self-aggrandizement or abuse.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  1. "I want people to understand our motivations have nothing to do with self-aggrandizement or personal paybacks," Rubio told the Florida Times-Union, apparently with a straight face.
    on Dec 18, 2006 By: Marco Rubio Source: TCPalm

  2. "When President Arroyo started doing all the wrong things in this country, mostly for self-aggrandizement and political survival, every attempt she makes to do right will end up wrong," Senator Lacson said.
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: Panfilo Lacson Source: Sun.Star

  3. Mugabe called on the crowd to compare "the patriotism and sacrifice" of the country's heroes "to the character of our people who have chosen to worship the god of wealth and who have shown unbridled greed, corruption and self-aggrandizement."
    on Aug 14, 2006 By: Robert Mugabe Source: USA Today

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