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]
EtymologyFrom Old French dignifier, from Late Latin dignificare; Latin dignus (worthy) + ficare (in comp.), facere (to make). See Deign, and Fact.
adorn, aggrandize, bestow honor upon, better, celebrate, confer distinction on, conventionalize, distinguish, elevate, enhance, ennoble, erect, exalt, formalize, glorify, grace, honor, improve, lift, magnify, observe, raise, ritualize, signalize, solemnize, stylize, sublime, upgrade, uplift, upraise, uprear