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dignify

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdignifydig‧ni‧fy /ˈdɪɡnɪfaɪ/ verb (dignified, dignifying, dignifies) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 IMPORTANTto make something or someone seem better or more important than they really are, especially by using a particular word to describe themdignify somebody/something with something 🔊 I cannot dignify him with the name ‘physician’.→ See Verb table
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dignifySlice was perched along the sides of a cleft in the mountains that couldn't be dignified by the name of valley.A huge portrait of the couple dignified the living room wall.dignify somebody/something with somethingI'm not even going to dignify that last comment with a response.
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Verb table
dignify
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydignify
he, she, itdignifies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydignified
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dignified
he, she, ithas dignified
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dignified
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dignify
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dignified
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dignifying
he, she, itis dignifying
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you, we, theyare dignifying
Past
I, he, she, itwas dignifying
you, we, theywere dignifying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dignifying
he, she, ithas been dignifying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dignifying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dignifying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dignifying
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