dignify

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From Old French dignifier, from Late Latin dignificare; Latin dignus (worthy) + ficare (in comp.), facere (to make). See deign, and fact.

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dignify (third-person singular simple present dignifies, present participle dignifying, simple past and past participle dignified)

  1. to invest with dignity or honour
  2. to give distinction to
  3. to exalt in rank
  4. to honor.
    Your worth will dignify our feast. - B. Jonson.

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