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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.
This needed shift from a unitary to a federal system of government is possible and achievable if we have visionary leaders who are selfless enough to put the Nigerian people first before their personal aggrandisement. Therefore, if Nigeria must be set on the path of peace, progress and stability, we must return to the basics of governing a multi-ethnic entity such as ours and that is true federalism.
Public offices are for service, not personal aggrandisement.
Summary: Ghaziabad (UP) [India], Mar 8 (ANI): The earlier governments at the Centre and in the state were being run by the selfish leaders, who were more interested in their own aggrandisement than serving the common people, said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here on Friday.
Most faculty members' objectives is not to promote quality education and research, but personal aggrandisement.
BHA chief regulatory officer Brant Dunshea may be better applying himself to the (interconnected) problems of interference and whip offences, rather than running around in circles after non-triers in the interest of departmental aggrandisement.
Rev Turner, who presided, spoke of the "noble sacrifice" which many had made during the conflict and said soldiers from Britain were fighting "not for the extension of territory nor for material aggrandisement but for the vindication of those moral and spiritual principles which are dearer than life itself ".
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.
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.
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."