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dig·ni·fy

 (dĭg′nə-fī′)
tr.v. dig·ni·fied, dig·ni·fy·ing, dig·ni·fies
1. To confer dignity or honor on; give distinction to: dignified him with a title.
2. To raise the status of (something unworthy or lowly); make honorable: would not dignify the insulting question with a response.

[Middle English dignifien, from Old French dignifier, from Late Latin dignificāre : Latin dignus, worthy; see dek- in Indo-European roots + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

dignify

(ˈdɪɡnɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to invest with honour or dignity; ennoble
2. to add distinction to: the meeting was dignified by the minister.
3. to add a semblance of dignity to, esp by the use of a pretentious name or title: she dignifies every plant with its Latin name.
[C15: from Old French dignifier, from Late Latin dignificāre, from Latin dignus worthy + facere to make]

dig•ni•fy

(ˈdɪg nəˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to confer honor or dignity upon; honor; ennoble.
2. to give a high-sounding title or name to; confer unmerited distinction upon.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Old French dignefier < Medieval Latin dignificāre= Latin dign(us) worthy + -i- -i- + -ficāre -fy]

dignify


Past participle: dignified
Gerund: dignifying

Imperative
dignify
dignify
Present
I dignify
you dignify
he/she/it dignifies
we dignify
you dignify
they dignify
Preterite
I dignified
you dignified
he/she/it dignified
we dignified
you dignified
they dignified
Present Continuous
I am dignifying
you are dignifying
he/she/it is dignifying
we are dignifying
you are dignifying
they are dignifying
Present Perfect
I have dignified
you have dignified
he/she/it has dignified
we have dignified
you have dignified
they have dignified
Past Continuous
I was dignifying
you were dignifying
he/she/it was dignifying
we were dignifying
you were dignifying
they were dignifying
Past Perfect
I had dignified
you had dignified
he/she/it had dignified
we had dignified
you had dignified
they had dignified
Future
I will dignify
you will dignify
he/she/it will dignify
we will dignify
you will dignify
they will dignify
Future Perfect
I will have dignified
you will have dignified
he/she/it will have dignified
we will have dignified
you will have dignified
they will have dignified
Future Continuous
I will be dignifying
you will be dignifying
he/she/it will be dignifying
we will be dignifying
you will be dignifying
they will be dignifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dignifying
you have been dignifying
he/she/it has been dignifying
we have been dignifying
you have been dignifying
they have been dignifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dignifying
you will have been dignifying
he/she/it will have been dignifying
we will have been dignifying
you will have been dignifying
they will have been dignifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dignifying
you had been dignifying
he/she/it had been dignifying
we had been dignifying
you had been dignifying
they had been dignifying
Conditional
I would dignify
you would dignify
he/she/it would dignify
we would dignify
you would dignify
they would dignify
Past Conditional
I would have dignified
you would have dignified
he/she/it would have dignified
we would have dignified
you would have dignified
they would have dignified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dignify - confer dignity or honor upon; "He was dignified with a title"
honor, honour, reward - bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"
2.dignify - raise the status of; "I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer"
elevate, lift, raise - raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"

dignify

verb distinguish, honour, grace, raise, advance, promote, elevate, glorify, exalt, ennoble, aggrandize I see no point in dignifying this kind of speculation with a response

dignify

verb
1. To raise to a high position or status:
2. To lend dignity or honor to by an act or favor:
Translations

dignify

[ˈdɪgnɪfaɪ] VT
1. (= exalt) → dignificar
2. (= lend credence to) (gen) → honrar, otorgar reconocimiento a; (with title) → dar un título altisonante a
I see no point in dignifying this speculation with a commentme parece que estas especulaciones no son siquiera dignas de comentario

dignify

vtehren, auszeichnen; to dignify somebody/something with the name of …jdn/etw mit dem anspruchsvollen Namenbelegen

dignify

[ˈdɪgnɪˌfaɪ] vt
a. (make impressive, building) → nobilitare
b. (make respectable) → dare dignità a
I wouldn't dignify that question with an answer → è una domanda che non merita risposta
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