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Verb: aggrandise  u'gran,dIz or 'a-grun,dIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: aggrandize)
  1. Make appear better or greater (in power, wealth, quality, etc.) than reality
    - embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, blow up, dramatize, dramatise [Brit]

Derived forms: aggrandised, aggrandising, aggrandises

Type of: amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise [Brit], hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate