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glorify

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verb glo·ri·fy \ˈglȯr-ə-ˌfī\

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

glo·ri·fiedglo·ri·fy·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to make glorious by bestowing honor, praise, or admiration b :  to elevate to celestial glory

  3. 2 :  to light up brilliantly

  4. 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>

  5. 4 :  to give glory to (as in worship)

glo·ri·fi·ca·tion play \ˌglȯr-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
glo·ri·fi·er play \ˈglȯr-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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