ennobling

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en·no·ble

 (ĕn-nō′bəl)
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.]

en·no′ble·ment n.
en·no′bler n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ennobling - 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"
2.ennobling - tending to exalt; "an exalting eulogy"; "ennobling thoughts"
inspiring - stimulating or exalting to the spirit
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ennobling

[ɪnˈnəʊbəlɪŋ] adjennoblissant(e)
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