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digit n *number, numeral, figure, integer dignify, ennoble, honor, glorify mean to invest a person or thing with something that elevates or uplifts his or its character or raises him or it in human estimation.
Dignify distinctively implies the addition of something that adds to the worth of a person or thing or, more often, to the estimation in which he or it is held or should be held
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from lowest place when virtuous things proceed, the place is dignified by the doer's deed— Shak.

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'tis true, no turbots dignify my boards, but gudgeons, flounders, what my Thames affords— Pope

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dignify crude verses by calling them poetry

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this "tea-party" diplomacy, if it may be dignified with that name— Salisbury

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Ennoble, though closely akin to dignify, does not so much suggest an added grace or dignity as a grace or dignity that comes as a natural result; literally it denotes a raising to the nobility
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the activities of the merely rich or the merely ennobledHuxley

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but typically it implies a raising in moral character or in moral esteem or in qualities that rid the person or thing of all suspicion of pettiness, meanness, or selfishness and exalt him or it above ordinary status
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the Christian religion ennobleth and enlargeth the mind— Berkeley

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a confirmed realist who ennobled his prose by his breadth of style and dignity— Mereness

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Honor may imply the giving of reverence or of deep respect to that to which it is due
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honor thy father and thy mother— Exod 20:12

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honor a man for his steadfastness of principle

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It may imply also the giving of something to a person or sometimes a thing that increases the distinction or the esteem in which he or it is held; in neither sense, however, is there any suggestion of an effect that touches the one honored except in externals
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our feast shall be much honored in your marriage— Shak.

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several soldiers were honored by the president when he presented them with medals for bravery

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we that had loved him so, followed him, honored him— Browning

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Glorify rarely except in religious use carries its basic implication of exalting a man to heavenly beatitude or of advancing the glory of God through prayer or good works
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Jesus was not yet glorifiedJn 7:39

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but it retains the suggestions of casting a transfiguring light upon or of honoring in such a way as to increase a person's or thing's glory. In general, it implies investing with a splendor or with a glory that lifts above the ugly, the commonplace, the ordinary, or, often, the true
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in old days it was possible to glorify it [war] as a school of chivalry, courage, and self-sacrifice— Inge

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poetical truth becoming here ... the servant of common honesty ... so far from being cramped and degraded, is enlarged and glorifiedDay Lewis

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knowing that the talent that had made them rich is but a secondary talent . . . they employ men to glorify it— Anderson

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Analogous words: elevate, raise, *lift: *exalt, magnify, aggrandize: heighten, enhance, *intensify
Contrasted words: disparage, depreciate, belittle, minimize, detract, *decry, derogate: demean, *abase, debase

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