Ag*gran"dize*ment [Cf. F. agrandissement.]
The act of aggrandizing, or the state of being aggrandized or exalted in power, rank, honor, or wealth; exaltation; enlargement; as, the emperor seeks only the aggrandizement of his own family.
Syn. -- Augmentation; exaltation; enlargement; advancement; promotion; preferment.
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