• (British) IPA: /ˈdɪɡnɪfaɪ/

dignify (dignifies, present participle dignifying; past and past participle dignified)

  1. (transitive) To invest with dignity or honour.
    • 1616, Ben Jonson, Inviting A Friend To Supper
      Your worth will dignify our feast.
  2. (transitive) To give distinction to.
  3. (transitive) To exalt in rank.
  4. (transitive, mostly, in the negative) To treat as worthy or acceptable; to indulge or condone by acknowledging.
    I will not dignify that comment with a response.
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