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Definition of dignify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dignify