Aggrandize - #512

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Feb 15 2019 18

Today's word of the day is aggrandize, A-G-G-R-A-N-D-I-Z-E. Aggrandize  is a verb that means to enlarge.

Recognizing the word 'grand' in aggrandize is the key to understanding its meaning. coming from the French word agrandir (ah grahn DEER) meaning 'to enlarge' it simply means to make something bigger. 

But aggrandize isn't a word to throw around lightly. It should be used to describe giant, important things. You wouldn't ask the cashier to aggrandize your serving of french fries, but you might say: The result of this war is that it will aggrandize our nation on the world's stage. We will become an unstoppable global power.

The spelling of aggrandize is A-G-G-R-A-N-D-I-Z-E.