En*no"ble (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ennobled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Ennobling (?).] [Pref. en- + noble: cf. F. ennoblir.]

1.

To make noble; to elevate in degree, qualities, or excellence; to dignify.

"Ennobling all that he touches."

Trench.

What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards? Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards. Pope.

2.

To raise to the rank of nobility; as, to ennoble a commoner.

Syn. -- To raise; dignify; exalt; elevate; aggrandize.

 

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