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dig·ni·fy / ˈdignəˌfī/ • v. (-fies, -fied) [tr.] make (something) seem worthy and impressive: the Americans had dignified their departure with a ceremony. ∎  (often be dignified) give an impressive name to (someone or something that one considers worthless): dumps are increasingly dignified as landfills.

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dignify XV. — F. dignifier — late L. dignificāre; see next and -FY.

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