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Verb: dignify  'dig-ni,fI
  1. Confer dignity or honour upon
    "He was dignified with a title";
    - ennoble
  2. Raise the status of
    "I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer"

Derived forms: dignified, dignifies, dignifying

Type of: elevate, fete, fĂȘte, honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], lift, raise, reward

Encyclopedia: Dignify