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1. aggrandizement

noun. ['ˈægrənˌdaɪzmənt, əˈgrænˌdaɪzmənt'] the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something.

Synonyms

  • ego trip
  • self-aggrandisement
  • increase
  • elevation
  • aggrandisement
  • step-up

Antonyms

  • de-escalate
  • reduce
  • minimize
  • minimise

Etymology

  • agrandissement (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Aggrandizement

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

2. self-aggrandizement

noun. ['ˈsɛlˈfægrənˌdaɪzmənt'] an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance.

Synonyms

  • self-aggrandisement
  • aggrandizement
  • elevation
  • aggrandisement

Antonyms

  • lowland
  • natural depression
  • fall

Example sentences of the word aggrandizement


1. Noun, singular or mass
Insecurity may lead to personal aggrandizement, writes Dr. Joseph Cramer, a pediatrician, in the Deseret News article, "Competitive Desire for Power Rooted in Insecurity."

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