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