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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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It suggests that even a violent man may awaken to the possibility of an entirely different way of life, to discover the possibility of an integrating and ennobling purpose, and thus embark on a quest, this time not for evil, but for goodness.
Playing everything from standards such as "Darn That Dream" to some Lennie Tristano compositions and even a couple of pieces by Bach, Marsh and Konitz exude a love for music and a level of professionalism that are inspiring and ennobling.
In reaction to the ennobling of the parlementary magistrates, they set up their own order which, despite its appearance as a corps, lacked some traditional disciplinary strictures.
That this bleached and desiccated flotsam and jetsam is pulled from the morass and rehabilitated into art right on the spot (Ackling has no studio) bespeaks an ennobling commitment to a kind of charged recycling--taking the lowest of the low and turning it into an esthetic delight.
The honor code taught at West Point clearly had an ennobling effect on some; but most of the stories Atkinson tells are of cadets trying to meet the letter rather than the spirit of the military's rules.
In the Ninth's familiar scherzo, for instance, his momentum was rigid, lacking ennobling flexibility.
Love is elevated and ennobling but, as we all know, it can be blind.
Any thought of ennobling it as an art object would have been thought of as bad taste for a young democracy taking great pains to learn new ways.
It's debatable whether exploiting the travails of guys willing to sacrifice their lives for our country as prime-time entertainment is ennobling or utterly cynical, but it's undeniable that ``AFP'' can be, when you whittle through the hyperbolic production values, gripping drama.
The aim of defending and reviving liberalism is better sustained through a book such as Thomas Pangle's The Ennobling of Democracy: The Challenge of the Post-Modern Age, which directly confronts radical ideology and seeks to make classical liberalism and republicanism into viable modem alternatives.
This ennobling of women - not at all at the expense of men - is one of the movie's freshest conceits.