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Verb: ennoble  i'now-bul or e'now-bul
  1. Confer dignity or honour upon
    "He was ennobled with a title";
    - dignify
  2. Give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
    - gentle [archaic], entitle

Derived forms: ennobled, ennobles, ennobling

Type of: advance, elevate, fete, fĂȘte, honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], kick upstairs, promote, raise, reward, upgrade

Encyclopedia: Ennoble