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raise to the peerage

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Synonyms for ennoble

to cause to be eminent or recognized

to raise to a high position or status

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confer dignity or honor upon

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But I hope that the staff and those who come after them will never forget that the aim of architecture and its related disciplines is to serve and ennoble humanity.
If biopics try to ennoble too much, they're not interesting,'' Hopkins says.
When Esplund writes that Currin's "particular kind of knowing, which focuses on the surface of a painting over its substance, isn't really 'knowing' at all," he casts light on a larger problem--the problem of surfaces, which can prevent us from posing larger questions about what may be valuable when probed; and it can ennoble cultural and political powers, such as the Bush Administration, to veil acts of immorality, even violence, in a shifting display of smoke and mirrors.
The Port Authority board of commissioners has clearly expressed its aspiration to create such a transportation hub at the World Trade Center site's PATH terminal--to ennoble this utilitarian facility and make it worthy of this ground.
We ennoble self-sacrifice for the other, for the comrade.
Additionally, while many preachers at the time of Leland and long after were supporting slavery based on the Bible, in 1791 Leland held that slavery "is a violent deprivation of the rights of nature, inconsistent with republican government, destructive of every humane and benevolent passion of the soul and subversive to that liberty absolutely necessary to ennoble the human mind" (p.
Creeping up like the thoughts that maliciously wait until your head hits the pillow, the songs on this subtle album ennoble the term "adult contemporary.
The Spanish court, at the heart of the new centralized and absolutist monarchy, was a social organization in which rank was all, the crucible of power, where resources (material and non-material) were concentrated, in which competing groups sharpened their wits, where the noble and transcendental value of art was used both to ennoble and to naturalize distinction.
In the book's epilogue Machan offers this Aristotelian variation: "Generosity is morally virtuous because we are essentially social beings with the prospect of intimate human relationships enhancing our lives, and because we can ennoble ourselves by supporting others.
In misguided attempts to foster appreciation for Nativ American cultures, "Indian lore" too often winds up caricaturing and misrepresenting the cultures it purports to ennoble.
No, my inside source assures me that what Bill and Hillary have up their sleeves is a far more sweeping, far more frightening plan to ennoble America.
And we should remember that for all disastrous new buildings, there are those that help to make up for them: the Pompidou Centre by Piano and Rogers (AR May 1977), the Waterloo Terminal by Nicholas Grimshaw (AR September 1993), Frank Gehry's Bilbao Guggenheim (AR December 1997) are all works that dignify and ennoble their cities.
Both tales also present a moral universe in which each creature must choose between the forces of good or evil, must resist the temptations of various vices, and embrace the virtues that ennoble us.
Ruskin's more concentrated objective in "The Nature of Gothic" was two-fold: first to explain the power of work either to elevate or degrade the architectural worker and, second, to advance an intriguing paradox--that to demand technical perfection in an architectural project was not to ennoble the worker but to reduce t he worker to a state of slavery.
They are the extras in his film, in the role of vacant attendant figures that he is simultaneously describing and trying somehow to ennoble.