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Definition of aggrandizement noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//‑daɪz‑//
[uncountable] (formal) (disapproving)
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an increase in the power or importance of a person or country Her sole aim is personal aggrandizement. He was a strong and greedy monarch who pursued a course of military aggrandizement from the beginning of his reign.
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