verb glo·ri·fy \ˈglr-ə-ˌfī\

: 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

transitive verb
a :  to make glorious by bestowing honor, praise, or admiration
b :  to elevate to celestial glory
:  to light up brilliantly
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>
:  to give glory to (as in worship)
glo·ri·fi·ca·tion \ˌglr-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
glo·ri·fi·er \ˈglr-ə-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of GLORIFY

  1. Glorify and give thanks to God.
  2. <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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