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dignify

dig·ni·fy

dignify

 
pronunciation:
dIg nih faI
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dignified, dignifies, dignifying
definition 1: to give honor or prestige to.
a marriage that dignified the family name
antonyms:
degrade, demean, shame
definition 2: to give undeserved distinction to.
He refused to dignify the insult with a reply.