[syn: ennoble, gentle, entitle]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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."
What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards?
Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards. --Pope.
2. To raise to the rank of nobility; as, to ennoble a
Syn: To raise; dignify; exalt; elevate; aggrandize.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: confer dignity or honor upon; "He was dignified with a
title" [syn: ennoble, dignify]
2: give a title to someone; make someone a member of the
nobility [syn: ennoble, gentle, entitle]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
38 Moby Thesaurus words for "ennoble":
advance, aggrandize, apotheose, apotheosize, beatify, canonize,
crown, deify, dignify, distinguish, elevate, enshrine, enthrone,
erect, exalt, glamorize, glorify, graduate, honor, immortalize,
kick upstairs, knight, lionize, magnify, make legendary, pass,
prefer, promote, raise, saint, sanctify, set up, sublime, throne,
up, upgrade, uplift, uprear