Ennoble

En*no"ble

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ennobled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Ennobling (?).] [Pref. en- + noble: cf. F. ennoblir.] 1. To make noble; to elevate in degree, qualities, or excellence; to dignify. "Ennobling all that he touches." Trench.
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What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards?
Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards.
Pope.
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2. To raise to the rank of nobility; as, to ennoble a commoner.

Syn. -- To raise; dignify; exalt; elevate; aggrandize.
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