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English definition of “aggrandizement”

aggrandizement

noun [U] formal disapproving (UK usually aggrandisement)     /əˈɡræn.dɪz.mənt/
an increase in power or importance: He gives a lot of money to charity, but personal aggrandizement/self-aggrandizement is his motive.Promoting, demoting and transferring staff
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