ennoble


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Wikipedia.
  • verb

Synonyms for ennoble

raise to the peerage

Synonyms

Synonyms for ennoble

to cause to be eminent or recognized

to raise to a high position or status

Synonyms for ennoble

confer dignity or honor upon

Synonyms

Related Words

References in classic literature ?
For how many years has it been my intention to exalt and ennoble you
I shall not tarry to speak of the handsome Lago di Gardi; its stately castle that holds in its stony bosom the secrets of an age so remote that even tradition goeth not back to it; the imposing mountain scenery that ennobles the landscape thereabouts; nor yet of ancient Padua or haughty Verona; nor of their Montagues and Capulets, their famous balconies and tombs of Juliet and Romeo et al.
It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering, for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.
This is as far as possible from the criticism that enlightens and ennobles, but it is still the ideal of most critics, deny it as they will; and because it is the ideal of most critics criticism still remains behind all the other literary arts.
For, as one has well said: the horse abases the base, ennobles the noble.
A high place at court was given to him, and he spent many years at Windsor under the second Richard and the fourth Henry--where he received the honor of the Garter, and won the name of being a brave soldier, a true-hearted gentleman, and a great lover and patron of every art and science which refines or ennobles life.
Democratic virtues that ennoble and empower are subtle, not hereditary, and in vital need of family and true educational guidance.
I believe that most Americans prefer to have a president with profound moral and ethical convictions that enrich and ennoble his or her character and that it matters little which religion ultimately serves as the source of those convictions.
God did not just ennoble the Muslims; He ennobled the whole of mankind.
Science fiction is an art form, and like the best art has the real potential to ennoble the human spirit," Myers writes in his preface.
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.
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.