Is there a single word that means "the increase of personal power or influence" or "the increase of political power"?

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    Please explain more in what context you would like to use such a word. Give us some sentences with ? marking the missing word. – curiousdannii Sep 28 '14 at 0:11

From thefreedictionary...

the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something


Your description is quite open so I focused on the idea of influence and fame.


  • propagate
  • elect
  • entitle
  • empower
  • authorize

Here are more general adjectives (become .../grow more ...)

  • prominent
  • prestigious
  • remarkable
  • renowned
  • captivating
  • vehement
  • auspicious (compared to other options)
  • rallied/supported
  • respected

In an evil/villanous sense:

notorious or infamous

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