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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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Rossi informs the reader that he hopes to avoid the Ennoblement and Prophetic Fallacies before noting two more examples of the species: the Hack Writer Fallacy and the Crackpot Novelist Fallacy.
The problem with sport, and the reason why courts have so frequently declined to adjudicate decisions of sporting organisations and on the field of play, is that regulation destroys the social contracts involved in sport, its element of play and its ennoblement of participants who can demonstrate character precisely because there is no 'higher court' to review the game.
8) The most successful of them gained ennoblement, some on a hereditary basis through gaining the office of king's secretary (secretaire du roi).
86) According to one Whitman scholar, the poet "gives a modem vision of Christ's compassionate treatment of Mary Magdalene by fusing democratic sympathy with images of beauty and ennoblement.
Looking further back, we have seen serious questions raised about the ennoblement of New Labour supporters.
Some of her poems are about the nature of art and its divine, mysterious, transcendental sublimation and ennoblement.
A few months before Ludwig's birth, in September 1881, his great-grandfather was ennobled by the Austrian emperor Franz Joseph for his services as a leader of the Jewish community in Lemburg (the Galician capital), and this ennoblement bestowed the title von on the family.
Of the deforming tendencies identified by Berman, the fourth, ennoblement, poses a constant threat during the translation process.
In keeping with Coubertin's later formulation of eurythmy--the integration of the arts with athletics, the ennoblement of sport through an association with, indeed a proclaimed affinity for artistic expression, even an embodiment of the aesthetic itself--literary references also offer appeal to the ancient tradition and practice of the Olympics as hearth and succor not only to the athletic but also to the artistic.
And this ennoblement transforms his characters from being marginalized "others"--objects of pity--into fellow humans deserving of the same respect and tolerance with which we treat those people whom we most esteem.
If you are, like Isaiah, so consciously connected with God that nothing bothers you, and no one's blow to your back could make you feel belittled, then stand firm, accept wrathful attacks or insults and know that you are rising to heights of human ennoblement.