Pronunciation: (dig'nu-fī"), [key]
—v.t., -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to confer honor or dignity upon; honor; ennoble.
2. to give a high-sounding title or name to; confer unmerited distinction upon: to dignify pedantry by calling it scholarship.
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