dignify dignify  /ˈdɪɡ nə ˌfaɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) confer dignity or honor upon
  2. (v) raise the status of

Usage(s):

  1. Some sufferers try to dignify their complaints with such technical terms as hyperacidity and acidosis.
  2. To dignify the changeover, early last April he married shy young Princess Taveth Norleach.
  3. I share the same feeling although I will not dignify it in such heroic and hortatory terms.

News

  1. Obama a successful president

    I was shocked to see the Herald dignify Gerry Goldstein’s callow slur of President Obama in the July 11 letter, Two approaches, with both a picture and a box. Obama won reelection because the American people judged him a success.
    on July 13, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

  2. Is 'Blurred Lines' a rape song? Robin Thicke says 'that's ridiculous'

    "I can't even dignify that with a response; that's ridiculous," Robin Thicke says of "Blurred Lines" being "rapey."
    on July 11, 2013     Source: Zap2It

  3. Robin Thicke Thinks the ‘Blurred Lines’ Criticism Is Ridiculous

    BBC 1 finally put the "is 'Blurred Lines' rapey?" question to Robin Thicke, and he answered firmly: "I can't dignify that with a response. That's ridiculous." He also explained once and for all what the song is about (at least to him): "blurring the line between men and women" and ... More »        
    on July 10, 2013     Source: Vulture

Quotes

  1. "It's a kangaroo court," Blagojevich said Tuesday on Fox News Channel. "My lawyers and I believe that to be part of a process like that is to dignify a fraudulent impeachment process that sets a dangerous precedent for governors in Illinois...
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Rod Blagojevich Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It was an unfortunate statement from someone in such a position," Ferguson told a pre-match press conference. "These days footballers can earn five or six million pounds a year. I do not want to dignify this kind of statement with a response...
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Sportinglife.com

  3. "We wanted to do well and when we compete at this level, if we manage to obtain second or third, it is not satisfactory," he said. "We always have as our main goal to win. We also want to have an honourable performance to dignify Portuguese...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Carlos Queiroz Source: AFP

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