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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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Your hostess will be the fabulous and recently ennobled Dame Doreen.
Those ennobled, whether hereditary or appointed, have a right to sit in the House of Lords for which we pay them, and are assumed for some reason, from that moment on, to have the wisdom of Solomon.
Why not when such charlatans as Jeffrey Archer and Bob Boothby MP are ennobled.
Which actor took the title Baron Brighton upon being ennobled in 1970?
Prof Bone had forgotten to mention the ennobled Liverpool Hope University.
A major Tory donor, he was ennobled in 2004, but last May the Appointments Commission took the unusual step of naming him over his failure to become tax resident in the UK.
But Labour has financed campaigns north and south of the border with funding from people whom Tony Blair has subsequently ennobled or knighted.
BE AN OLD PAL OF THE PM OF THE DAY Tony Blair's made former flatmate Charlie Falconer a peer, while David Cameron ennobled Andrew Feldman, a chum from his Oxford college's May Ball organising committee.
Recently ennobled John Shipley, former leader of Newcastle City Council, backed the coalition in a crunch Lords vote that could have halted the rise, along with most other Lib Dem peers.
The peer was ennobled as Lord Hoyle of Warrington, after stepping down at the 1997 election.
Joe reports that his Lordship - then not ennobled - sketched on an envelope his plans and projects for our celebrated city in 1979, well before his ministerial commitments in the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher included responsibility for Liverpool.
Dear Editor, - Blair and his advisers - those whom he has ennobled and placed in Parliament's upper chamber -should be held to strict account for their actions (Post, July 13).