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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.]
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Adj.1.dignifying - investing with dignity or honor; "the dignifying effect of his presence"; "the ennobling influence of cultural surroundings"
noble - having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds"
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