What does the word dignify mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt