boast one's self

boast one's self
Exult over-confidently.

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  • To boast one's self — Boast Boast, v. t. 1. To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self commendation; to extol. [1913 Webster] Lest bad men should boast Their specious deeds. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plume one's self — Boast, glory, pride one s self, pique one s self, take pride, value one s self …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pride one's self on — Boast, take pride in, rate highly, glory in, pique one s self on, plume one s self on …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Of one's self — Of Of ([o^]v), prep. [AS. of of, from, off; akin to D. & OS. af, G. ab off, OHG. aba from, away, Icel., Dan., Sw., & Goth. af, L. ab, Gr. ?, Skr. apa. Cf. {Off}, {A } (2), {Ab }, {After}, {Epi }.] In a general sense, from, or out from; proceeding …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boast — Boast, v. t. 1. To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self commendation; to extol. [1913 Webster] Lest bad men should boast Their specious deeds. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To display… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To magnify one's self — Magnify Mag ni*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Magnified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Magnifying}.] [OE. magnifien, F. magnifier, L. magnificare. See {Magnific}.] 1. To make great, or greater; to increase the dimensions of; to amplify; to enlarge, either in fact… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To magnify one's self against — Magnify Mag ni*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Magnified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Magnifying}.] [OE. magnifien, F. magnifier, L. magnificare. See {Magnific}.] 1. To make great, or greater; to increase the dimensions of; to amplify; to enlarge, either in fact… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boast — Boast, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Boasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Boasting}.] [OE. bosten, boosten, v., bost, boost, n., noise, boasting; cf. G. bausen, bauschen, to swell, pusten, Dan. puste, Sw. pusta, to blow, Sw. p[ o]sa to swell; or W. bostio to boast …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Self-concept — Self construction redirects here. For other uses, see Self construction (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Self awareness, Self consciousness, Self image, or Self perception. Contents 1 Overview 2 A Brief History 3 Academic Self …   Wikipedia

  • boast — I. v. n. Brag, vaunt, gasconade, vapor, bluster, crow, crack, flourish, exalt one s self, magnify one s self, give one s self airs, talk big, ride a high horse. II. v. a. 1. Magnify (unduly), make much of, boast of, brag of. 2. (Sculp.) Shape… …   New dictionary of synonyms

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