• Greaten


    • RP IPA: /ˈɡɹeɪtə̆n/


    From Middle English gretnen ("to become great, be pregnant"), equivalent to great + -en.

    Full definition of greaten


    1. (intransitive) To become great or large; increase; dilate.
    2. (intransitive, obsolete) To become great with child; become pregnant.
    3. (transitive) To make great; magnify; enlarge; increase.
      • KenA favourite's business is to please his king, a minister's to greaten and exalt him.
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