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greaten

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EtymologyEdit

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

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greaten (third-person singular simple present greatens, present participle greatening, simple past and past participle greatened)

  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.
    • Ken
      A favourite's business is to please his king, a minister's to greaten and exalt him.

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