dignificare

dignificare
di·gni·fi·cà·re
v.tr. (io dignìfico) OB
1. rendere degno
2. v.pronom.intr., farsi degno
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DATA: 2Є metà XIII sec.
ETIMO: dal lat. dignĭfĭcāre, der. di dignus "degno".

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  • dignificar — (Del bajo lat. dignificare.) ► verbo transitivo/ pronominal Dar dignidad a una persona o a una cosa, o aumentar la que ya tenía: ■ se ha dignificado al encontrar trabajo. SE CONJUGA COMO sacar * * * dignificar tr. y prnl. Hacer[se] digno: ‘El… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Dignified — dignify dig ni*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dignified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dignifying}.] [OF. dignifier, fr. LL. dignificare; L. dignus worthy + ficare (in comp.), facere to make. See {Deign}, and {Fact}.] To invest with dignity or honor; to make… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dignify — dig ni*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dignified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dignifying}.] [OF. dignifier, fr. LL. dignificare; L. dignus worthy + ficare (in comp.), facere to make. See {Deign}, and {Fact}.] To invest with dignity or honor; to make illustrious;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dignifying — dignify dig ni*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dignified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dignifying}.] [OF. dignifier, fr. LL. dignificare; L. dignus worthy + ficare (in comp.), facere to make. See {Deign}, and {Fact}.] To invest with dignity or honor; to make… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dignify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Etymology: Middle English dignifien, from Middle French dignifier, from Late Latin dignificare, from Latin dignus worthy more at decent Date: 15th century 1. to give distinction to ; ennoble …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dignify — /dig neuh fuy /, v.t., dignified, dignifying. 1. to confer honor or dignity upon; honor; ennoble. 2. to give a high sounding title or name to; confer unmerited distinction upon: to dignify pedantry by calling it scholarship. [1375 1425; late ME… …   Universalium

  • dignifier — ⇒DIGNIFIER, verbe trans. A. Rare, vx. Élever (quelqu un) en dignité. Dignifier un favori (Nouv. Lar. ill. Lar. 20e). Il désignait [le mot « dignités »] tous les emplois civils et ecclésiastiques, de nature à honorer, à dignifier ceux qui en… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dignity — [13] Dignity comes via Old French dignete from Latin dignitās, a derivative of dignus ‘worthy’. Also from the same source was Latin dignāre (source of English deign and its derivative disdain) and late Latin dignificāre (source of English dignify …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • dignify — mid 15c., from M.Fr. dignifier, from M.L. dignificare make worthy, from L. dignus (see DIGNITY (Cf. dignity)) + ficare, from facere to make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related: Dignification; dignifying …   Etymology dictionary

  • dignify — verb (dignifies, dignifying, dignified) make (something) seem worthy and impressive. ↘give an impressive name to (someone or something unworthy of it). Origin ME: from OFr. dignefier, from late L. dignificare, from L. dignus worthy …   English new terms dictionary

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