- to confer honor or dignity upon; honor; ennoble.
- to give a high-sounding title or name to; confer unmerited distinction upon: to dignify pedantry by calling it scholarship.
make honorable; glorify
- It began to feel imperative that I tell their stories as bluntly and factually as possible, as a way to honor their lives and dignify their deaths and disappearances.
- So, sure, you can wear the bracelet and mislead his family into spending their money on things you don’t want, or you can refuse to dignify pouting and return it.
- On the other hand, many people believe it is important to dignify official government business with a prayer.
- The tactic—you can't dignify it by calling it strategy—may finally backfire.
- It is thus that they dignify human nature and glorify human effort, and bring to those who struggle hope and trust.
- She seemed to dignify with her presence whatever happened to be going on, and made it worth while.
- Such a mode of proceeding costs us little, but tends much to dignify and exalt us.
- Incidentally teachers themselves, by thinking more nobly of their tasks, can do much to dignify their calling.
- The bearing of the new Abbot served of itself to dignify a ceremonial which was deprived of all other attributes of grandeur.