aggrandire

aggrandire
ag·gran·dì·re
v.tr. e intr. LE
1. v.tr., ingrandire, ampliare | fig., esaltare, magnificare
Sinonimi: ampliare.
Contrari: rimpicciolire.
2. v.intr. (essere) diventare più grande, ampliarsi
Sinonimi: ampliarsi, ingrandirsi.
Contrari: rimpicciolire.
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DATA: 2Є metà XIII sec.
ETIMO: der. di grande con 1ad- e -ire.

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  • aggrandito — ag·gran·dì·to p.pass., agg. → aggrandire, aggrandirsi …   Dizionario italiano

  • aggrandize — or aggrandise ə grandʌɪz verb increase the power, status, or wealth of. ↘artificially enhance the reputation of. Derivatives aggrandizement noun aggrandizer noun Origin C17: from Fr. agrandiss , agrandir, prob. from Ital. aggrandire, from L.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • aggrandize — v.tr. (also ise) 1 increase the power, rank, or wealth of (a person or State). 2 cause to appear greater than is the case. Derivatives: aggrandizement n. aggrandizer n. Etymology: F agrandir (stem agrandiss ), prob. f. It. aggrandire f. L grandis …   Useful english dictionary

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