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dignify

Verb

1 confer dignity or honor upon; "He was dignified with a title" [syn: ennoble]
2 raise the status of; "I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer" [also: dignified]

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English

Etymology

From Old French dignifier, from Late Latin dignificare; Latin dignus (worthy) + ficare (in comp.), facere (to make). See Deign, and Fact.

Verb

  1. to invest with dignity or honour
  2. to give distinction to
  3. to exalt in rank
  4. to honor.
    Your worth will dignify our feast. - B. Jonson.

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