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Verb (transitive)


ennoblev. t. [Pref. en- + noble: cf. F. ennoblir.].
  •  To make noble; to elevate in degree, qualities, or excellence; to dignify.  Trench.  [1913 Webster]
    "What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards?
    Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To raise to the rank of nobility; as, to ennoble a commoner.
Syn. -- To raise; dignify; exalt; elevate; aggrandize.


ennoble, v.tr.
1 make (a person) a noble.
2 make noble; elevate.

ennoblement n.
F ennoblir (as EN-(1), NOBLE)



advance, aggrandize, apotheose, apotheosize, beatify, canonize, crown, deify, dignify, distinguish, elevate, enshrine, enthrone, erect, exalt, glamorize, glorify, graduate, honor, immortalize, kick upstairs, knight, lionize, magnify, make legendary, pass, prefer, promote, raise, saint, sanctify, set up, sublime, throne, up, upgrade, uplift, uprear




VB be conscious of glory, be proud of, exult, be vain of, be distinguished, shine, shine forth, figure, cut a figure, make a dash, make a splash, rival, surpass, outshine, outrival, outvie, outjump, emulate, eclipse, throw into the shade, cast into the shade, overshadow, live, flourish, glitter, flaunt, gain honor, acquire honor, play first fiddle, bear the palm, bear the bell, lead the way, take precedence, take the wall of, gain laurels, win laurels, gain spurs, gain golden opinions, take one's degree, pass one's examination, make a noise, make some noise, make a noise in the world, leave one's mark, exalt one's horn, blow one's horn, star it, have a run, be run after, come into vogue, come to the front, raise one's head, enthrone, signalize, immortalize, deify, exalt to the skies, hand one's name down to posterity, consecrate, dedicate to, devote to, enshrine, inscribe, blazon, lionize, blow the trumpet, crown with laurel, confer honor on, reflect honor on, shed a luster on, redound, to one's honor, ennoble, give honor to, do honor to, pay honor to, render honor to, honor, accredit, pay regard to, dignify, glorify, sing praises to, lock up to, exalt, aggrandize, elevate, nobilitate.

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