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.”