noun[with object] • archaic , • rare
- Give (someone) a noble rank or title; ennoble: the frequent nobilitating of rich commonersMore example sentences
- I affirmed I would write to her Highness to nobilitate him with title of higher honour and dignity.
- He might overpower his opposites in the House of Peers, by nobilitating his natural children, or creating noblemen whom he pleased.
- The only way to be nobilitated was through valour in the battlefield, and not through other merits.
early 16th century: from Latin nobilitat-, from nobilitare 'to raise in rank': see -ate3.