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Synonyms for aggrandisement

the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something

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Well, before you think this is a precocious act of self aggrandisement, bring it into modern day context and try to explain how you can actually generate economic growth by taking money from those who are developing this nation, and giving it to those who by nature have their hand out and don't, won't or can't contribute to Australia's sovereign wealth.
In my view Scottish independence is not about Scotland, it's about a political leader north of the border, with self aggrandisement firmly in his sights, and the voters will make the choice between "doom and gloom" for them or doom and gloom for him.
He has never sought self aggrandisement and does not want to take any unnecessary glory in death.
Their only interest was their personal aggrandisement for which they were denuding this country of its wealth and resources.
This painfully awkward structure, which reflects poorly on both the artist and the engineer, may one day be seen as an unfortunate gesture of plutocratic aggrandisement, marking, through a historical irony, the end of British manufacturing in steel.
Former Lord Mayors are in open revolt against what they see as blatant aggrandisement by Tory council leader Mike Whitby, whose presidential style makes Barack Obama look meek and mild.
Come back media aggrandisement and tabloid puffery, all is forgiven.
When they return to his family's country estate, she confronts a way of life that horrifies her in its stuffiness and self aggrandisement.
6 The Spirit of Medicine: Selfless service to medicine without a view to material gain of personal aggrandisement.
Barbara is one of those rare people who campaign tirelessly for what they believe in without seeking personal aggrandisement and praise.
The attack comes at a time of internal dissension within the movement, with some members accusing the coalition founder member Abd al-Sittar al-Rishawi of seeking to use US support for his personal aggrandisement.
In this impressive and wide-ranging study, Judith Flanders explores the development of consumerism and the appetite, not only for the acquisition of desirable possessions and the decoration and aggrandisement of the population's homes, but also for the pursuit of leisure and pleasure.
Our oil will sail away eastwards while the ordinary Nigerian will continue to suffer at the hands of an administration that cynically works the system at every opportunity for their personal aggrandisement and benefit.
Gone would be the days, they hoped, when the Pacific was treated solely as the site where nineteenth-century and twentieth-century Western nations vied for hegemony, as they sought in the islands of this vast ocean imperial aggrandisement or souls for Christ, precious resources or strategic bases.