Part of speech: verb

To impart dignity to; invest with dignities; honor; promote; exalt.

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Usage examples "dignify":

  1. It will seldom be overflowing with that warmth of brotherly love, those kind and amiable affections, which dignify the human character even more than the possession of the highest talents. - "An Essay on the Principle of Population", Thomas Malthus.
  2. While it does not insure truth- telling, it does serve to dignify a falsehood. - "Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays", Lemuel K. Washburn.
  3. It follows that a certain suggestiveness which used to dignify the home pursuits of the village is wanting to them now. - "Change in the Village", (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt.