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ennoble

verb a higher position, adorn, advance, aggrandize, bestow honor upon, boost, build up, canonize, confer an honor, consecrate, deify, dignify, distinguish, erect, exalt, glorify, grace, heighten, hold aloft, honor, knight, lift, lionize, look up to, magnify, praise, promote, prop, put on a pedestal, raise, sanctify, uplift
See also: advance, honor, raise
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Creeping up like the thoughts that maliciously wait until your head hits the pillow, the songs on this subtle album ennoble the term "adult contemporary.
The Spanish court, at the heart of the new centralized and absolutist monarchy, was a social organization in which rank was all, the crucible of power, where resources (material and non-material) were concentrated, in which competing groups sharpened their wits, where the noble and transcendental value of art was used both to ennoble and to naturalize distinction.
In the book's epilogue Machan offers this Aristotelian variation: "Generosity is morally virtuous because we are essentially social beings with the prospect of intimate human relationships enhancing our lives, and because we can ennoble ourselves by supporting others.
In misguided attempts to foster appreciation for Nativ American cultures, "Indian lore" too often winds up caricaturing and misrepresenting the cultures it purports to ennoble.
In order to understand why archaeologists played so slight a part in the geologists' breakthrough, we need to appreciate the role of the Oxford Movement, railways and middle-class leisure culture in shaping the medieval-oriented, fact-gathering preoccupations of the archaeologists of the day: 'As natural history could turn a seaside excursion into an educational experience, so archaeology could ennoble a picnic in the shade of picturesque ruins'.
No, my inside source assures me that what Bill and Hillary have up their sleeves is a far more sweeping, far more frightening plan to ennoble America.
And we should remember that for all disastrous new buildings, there are those that help to make up for them: the Pompidou Centre by Piano and Rogers (AR May 1977), the Waterloo Terminal by Nicholas Grimshaw (AR September 1993), Frank Gehry's Bilbao Guggenheim (AR December 1997) are all works that dignify and ennoble their cities.
Both tales also present a moral universe in which each creature must choose between the forces of good or evil, must resist the temptations of various vices, and embrace the virtues that ennoble us.
Ruskin's more concentrated objective in "The Nature of Gothic" was two-fold: first to explain the power of work either to elevate or degrade the architectural worker and, second, to advance an intriguing paradox--that to demand technical perfection in an architectural project was not to ennoble the worker but to reduce t he worker to a state of slavery.
Paul Greenberg, noted CRM author, seconded the message saying, "If in fact, CRM is implemented effectively as an ongoing initiative in the federal government, not only will you see results like effective cost cutting and improved relationships, you will see that responsive federal government institutions can actually ennoble the citizenry.
This natural and worldly mystery would not cease to move and ennoble the hearts of those who do not believe.
Making something appealingly aesthetic out of the experience of the camps seems to me obscene, as does the attempt to ennoble through nifty brushwork senseless suffering and waste.