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Aggrandize GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Aggrandize GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ə-‘gran-ˌdīz/ (verb)

Definition

to augment and increase something in terms of power or influence, apotheosize, enlarge, amplify, boost, multiply, exalt, extend, upgrade, dignify, expand, empower, elevate, magnify, swell

Example

Trump’s self-aggrandizement has become a dominant theme of the presidential campaign.
The billionaire boasts about his wealth, his portfolio of gleaming buildings and golf resorts, soaring poll numbers, the size of his crowds, his “crazy” television ratings, how Mexicans will love him, how his book is an all time best-seller and how his 757 jet is superior to Air Force One.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com

Antonyms

dwindle, diminish, reduce, flag, downgrade, understate

Parts of speech

Noun: aggrandizer

Noun: aggrandizement

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