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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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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.
Whether he comes as a supplicant, or merely as an obedient servant, or whether he comes to church dressed up in his finest clothes only to show his neighbors how pious he is, in all these cases we are willing to say, "He is worshiping and the rituals and liturgy will ennoble him--in spite of himself, in spite of everything.
Pope Paul VI, in paragraph 20 of Humanae vitae, under the heading `Possibility of Observing the Divine Law,' after conceding that `the teaching of the Church on birth regulation, which is a promulgation of the divine law, will easily appear to many to be difficult or even impossible to put into practice,' pointed out that the commitment to observe that law `would not be livable without the help of God, who upholds and strengthens the good will of men,' and that `such efforts ennoble man and are beneficial to the human community' (emphasis added).
Vinteuil, the composer's daughter, in "Combray": precision, understanding, and conviction ennoble this awkward, later torturedly perverse, girl.
The change, somewhat like exposing part of the belly of the nave -- a spatial move -- conspires to order temporally and ennoble the procession of both laity and clergy as each chapel, daylit from mysterious sources above, invites repose.
When it comes to war, the film's stance is unequivocal - war does not ennoble men, it turns them into dogs.
When Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream returned in the final week of the season to ennoble the repertory, NYCB's 50th anniversary season was dominated by tap shoes and a discarded tutu.
Good design should permeate and ennoble all our lives, from our most exalted moments to the most everyday.
I take things away that ennoble me - free jazz, for example.
It is sobering when one realizes how little of a hero's work those who ennoble the architect actually have seen or experienced.
Over the next few hours they must ensure that their personal ambition does not blind them to the need to similarly ennoble public service.
The money that is pouring in could be put to no better use and would ennoble the nation for years to come.