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ennoble (v.)

late 15c., "refine, impart a higher character to" (implied in ennobled), from French ennoblir; see en- (1) + noble (adj.). Sense of "give noble rank to" is from 1590s. Related: Ennobler; ennobling.

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Definitions of ennoble from WordNet

ennoble (v.)
confer dignity or honor upon;
Synonyms: dignify
ennoble (v.)
give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility;
Synonyms: gentle / entitle
From wordnet.princeton.edu