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tr.v. en·no·bled, en·no·bling, en·no·bles
1. To make noble: "that chastity of honor ... which ennobled whatever it touched, and under which vice itself lost half its evil" (Edmund Burke).
2. To confer nobility upon: ennoble a prime minister for distinguished service.
[Middle English *ennoblen, from Old French ennoblir : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + noble, noble; see noble.]
1. to make noble, honourable, or excellent; dignify; exalt
2. to raise to a noble rank; confer a title of nobility upon
v.t. -bled, -bling.
1. to elevate in character or respect; make noble; dignify; exalt.
2. to confer a title of nobility on.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French, Old French ennoblir]
Past participle: ennobled
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|Verb||1.||ennoble - confer dignity or honor upon; "He was dignified with a title"|
|2.||ennoble - give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility|
elevate, kick upstairs, promote, upgrade, advance, raise - give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work"
lord - make a lord of someone