Greaten Great"en, v. i. To become large; to dilate. [R.] [1913 Webster]

My blue eyes greatening in the looking-glass. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster]

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  • Greaten — Great en, v. t. To make great; to aggrandize; to cause to increase in size; to expand. [R.] [1913 Webster] A minister s [business] is to greaten and exalt [his king]. Ken. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • greaten — index accrue (increase), accumulate (enlarge), compound, expand, heighten (augment), increase …   Law dictionary

  • greaten — [grāt′ n] vt., vi. to make or become great or greater …   English World dictionary

  • greaten — verb (greatened; greatening) Date: 1614 transitive verb to make greater intransitive verb to become greater …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • greaten — /grayt n/, v.t. 1. to make greater; enlarge; increase. v.i. 2. to become greater. [1325 75; ME; see GREAT, EN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • greaten — verb /ˈɡɹeɪtə̆n/ To make or become great or greater …   Wiktionary

  • greaten — great·en …   English syllables

  • greaten — great•en [[t]ˈgreɪt n[/t]] v. t. 1) to make greater; enlarge; increase 2) to become greater • Etymology: 1325–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • greaten — ˈgrātən, ret verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: great (I) + en transitive verb : to make greater : enlarge, magnify, increase; …   Useful english dictionary

  • increase — I. v. n. 1. Grow, augment, enlarge, greaten, be augmented, become greater or larger. 2. Multiply, be fruitful. II. v. a. 1. Augment, enlarge, greaten, make greater, make larger. 2. Enhance, raise, advance, heighten, add to. 3. Extend, prolong. 4 …   New dictionary of synonyms

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