Definition of dignify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    dignify

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈdɪɡnəˌfaɪ//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dignify
     
    he / she / it dignifies
     
    past simple dignified
     
    -ing form dignifying
     
     
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  1. 1dignify somebody/something to make someone or something seem impressive The mayor was there to dignify the celebrations.
  2. 2dignify something to make something appear important when it is not really I'm not going to dignify his comments by reacting to them.
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