Definitions

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  • n. The act of dignifying; exaltation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of dignifying; exaltation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of dignifying or honoring; promotion.

Etymologies

See dignify. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Then you look up the rules about bed dignification and it says “may not sleep under bridges”.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Caritas in Veritate:

  • Antiquity to angling is like social position to the gentleman:I would rather prove myself a gentleman, by being learned and humble, valiant and inoffensive, virtuous and communicable, than by any fond ostentation of riches, or, wanting those virtues myself, boast that these were in my ancestors; and yet I grant, that where a noble and ancient descent and such merit meet in any man, it is a double dignification of that person. . .

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • GEORGE W. BUSH, UNITED STATES: with great honor and dignification that.

    CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2008

  • Gentleman, by being learned and humble, valiant and inoffensive, vertuous and communicable, then by a fond ostentation of riches; or (wanting these Vertues my self) boast that these were in my Ancestors; [And yet I confesse, that where a noble and ancient Descent and such Merits meet in any man, it is a double dignification of that person:] and so, if this

    The Compleat Angler

  • If I were to ask a question -- if I could ask one question, I would like to say that -- one of you said that we needed a dignification program, with priority given to the widows and orphans.

    Remarks By The President In Roundtable In Guatemala

  • It seems to me exaltation of character, dignification of labor, material prosperity, leaving social equality to take care of itself, makes up the best solution of the negro problem.

    Wit, Humor, Reason, Rhetoric, Prose, Poetry and Story Woven into Eight Popular Lectures

  • The father was in something of a strait between the Christian dignification of marriage and its ascetic depreciation.

    Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910

  • The government's idea of dignification of the police also involves high technology equipment, in November last year it spent 22 million bolivars (US$ 10 million) on weapons and security equipment for the Caracas Metropolitan Police: 4,000 pistols, 850 shot guns, 571 anti riot suits, ammunition, bullet proof vests, helmets etc.

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  • In this sense, in terms of better living conditions, treatment, and a general dignification of the poorer population, Venezuela is doing well, and to ignore this and only focus on a few of its problems, is to grossly mis-categorise the entire process here.

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  • "noes" and "yeses," and "oh! indeeds!" and "reallys," and sometimes not even that, but a certain look of aristocratic dignity or dignification, that was meant to serve for all answers.

    International Miscellany of Literature, Art and Science, Vol. 1, No. 3, Oct. 1, 1850

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