Simple Definition of glorify
: to honor or praise (a god or goddess)
: to make (something) seem much better or more important than it really is
Full Definition of glorify
2 : to light up brilliantly
3 a : to represent as glorious : extol <a song glorifying romantic love> b : to cause to be or seem to be better than the actual condition <the new position is just a glorified version of the old stockroom job>
4 : to give glory to (as in worship)
Examples of glorify
Glorify and give thanks to God.
<a number of big names were recruited in the hopes that their presence would glorify the university's school of medicine in the eyes of the medical world>
Origin of glorify
Middle English glorifien, from Anglo-French glorifier, from Late Latin glorificare, from gloria
First Known Use: 14th century
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