aggrandize

aggrandize 

 

1. To make great or greater: to increase, enlarge.

“His ego is aggrandized by constant compliments.”

2. To make appear great or greater: praise highly.

“Those with true talent are often overlooked by the aggrandizing of the mediocre.”

3. To enhance the power, wealth, position, or reputation of<exploited the situation to…himself>.

“Politicians often aggrandize themselves with mudslinging campaign strategies.”

 

 

 

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