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Definitions of dignify

  1. To invest with honor: to exalt:-pr.p. dignifying; pa.p. dignified. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. To invest with honor; exalt. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. To impart dignity to; invest with dignities; honor; promote; exalt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. confer dignity or honor upon; "He was dignified with a title" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. raise the status of; "I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To invest with honour; to confer honour, dignity, or distinction on; to distinguish by some excellence, or that which gives celebrity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. To invest with honour; to exalt in rank; to promote. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Dignifying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Dignified. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for dignify

  1. Why you should dignify an ugly jealousy by fine words I don't know. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. He employs it, as it were, to dignify his homely tale, as Raphael draped the fishermen of Galilee in the flowing robes of Greek philosophers. – Essays on Scandinavian Literature by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
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