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ennoble

verb [T] uk   /ɪˈnəʊ.bl̩/ us    /-ˈnoʊ-/
to make someone a member of the nobility (= highest social rank) literary to make something or someone better so that people admire it, him, or her more: He has this theory that suffering can ennoble a person's character.
Translations of “ennoble”
in Chinese (Traditional) 封…爲貴族, 使更崇高,使更高尚, 使更尊貴…
in Chinese (Simplified) 封…为贵族, 使更崇高,使更高尚, 使更尊贵…
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