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Noun1.aggrandisement - the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something; "the aggrandizement of the king"; "his elevation to cardinal"
step-up, increase - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
ego trip, self-aggrandisement, self-aggrandizement - an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance
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He gave her to understand that her noble ambition found harmonious echoes in his heart; and bestowed his blessing on her, as a child brimful of duty and good principle, self-devoted to the aggrandisement of the family name.
has been for years deluded and plundered, in every conceivable manner, to the pecuniary aggrandisement of the avaricious, false, and grasping - HEEP.
The bench noted that the provincial governments, through such advertisements, were doing self-projection and aggrandisement under the garb of informing the public about the projects completed or undertaken by them.
The chief justice taking suo motu notice of advertisements, said a huge amount was spent on such advertisements, adding; 'This is done for aggrandisement and amounts to pre-poll rigging.
It states our implacable opposition to war, which in our view is the slaughter of the many for the aggrandisement of the privileged few, usually, but by no means confined to, arms manufacturers.
What we see is perpetual poverty, perpetual fear, perpetual conflict and perpetual aggrandisement by the few at the expense of the many.
WE were lied to by both sides in the referendum and treated with contempt by politicians in general, and by some in particular whose only interest in the result was their personal aggrandisement, whatever the result.
The means are the sacrifice of many, the end, the bloated aggrandisement of the few.
I don't profess to be an expert on international relations but found his article to be a one-sided diatribe in support of a Ukrainian government that originally came to power in dubious circumstances and who, for their own financial aggrandisement, have no interests in wider democratic ideals for either citizens in West Ukraine or in the aggrieved Eastern & South East Regions.
This is plausible but unproven, although the earliest legendary, literary and historical chronicles of our civilisation are of wars conducted by recognisably modern men motivated by aggrandisement or greed or ego.
A slug whose primary focus is money and self- aggrandisement, not quality of product, freedom of thoughtorindividuality.
But once the elections are over our leaders get busy with self- aggrandisement.