Approve and admire

aggrandize
(v)
ǝ-GRAND-ize
Meaning

make something seem bigger and more impressive

1st Sample Sentence

He tells these false stories about his illustrious past in order to aggrandize himself in the eyes of people who don't know him.

Root

ad (emphatic prefix)#grandis (big, great, full, abundant) (Latin)

Mnemonics

grand- this resembles to somthing huge, great, wealthy.

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