elevate or make better
ennoble - elevate
The formal word ‘ennoble’ originally meant to give a title to somebody thereby making them a member of the nobility. However, in modern times it is more commonly used to describe being elevated in a different way, namely by becoming more dignified, admirable, and stronger in character, typically through overcoming difficulty.
Going through suffering and hardship can ennoble a person’s character by making them appreciate the good things in life more.
The prominent businessman was recently ennobled by the Queen. He is now a member of the House of Lords.
The investigative journalist’s commitment to truth and public duty in the face of threats and attacks on her good name ennobles her and her profession.