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English verb: dignify

1. dignify (social) confer dignity or honor upon

SamplesHe was dignified with a title.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)honor, honour, reward

2. dignify (change) raise the status of

SamplesI shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)elevate, lift, raise

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