1 To make great; to enlarge; to increase; as, to aggrandize our conceptions, authority, distress.
2 To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; — applied to persons, countries, etc. His scheme for aggrandizing his son. Prescott.
3 To make appear great or greater; to exalt. Lamb.
To increase or become great. [Obs.] Follies, continued till old age, do aggrandize. J. Hall.