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aggrandize [əˈɡrændaɪz]
transitive verb
(increase stature of) [+person] engrandecer; (exaggerate) agrandar; exagerar
to aggrandize o.s. darse aires (de grandeza)
At the dinner table my father would go on and on, showing off, aggrandizing himself Nothing is easier than to pervert the government's powers into instruments to aggrandize and enrich one or more interests by oppressing and impoverishing the others Gerard tended to aggrandize these youthful transgressions, and some newspapers reported that he had spent time in jail
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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