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glorify

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of glorify

  1. 1 to assign a high status or value to <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> Synonyms aggrandize, canonize, deify, dignify, elevate, ennoble, enshrine, ensky, enthrone, exalt, magnifyRelated Words boost, lift, promote, raise, upgrade, uplift; heighten, intensify; idealize, romanticize, sanitize, sugarcoat; acclaim, extol (also extoll), honor, laud, praiseNear Antonyms belittle, decry, depreciate, detract, disparage, minimizeAntonyms abase, degrade, demean, humble, humiliate

  2. 2 to offer honor or respect to (someone) as a divine power <let us now glorify the Lord> Synonyms adore, deify, worship, revere, reverence, venerateRelated Words admire, honor, love, regard, respect; apotheosize, canonize, dignify, exalt, lionize, magnify; extol (also extoll), laud, praise; delight, gratify, please, satisfyNear Antonyms blaspheme, desecrate, profane, violate; affront, dishonor, disrespect, insult, offend, outrage, pique, ridicule, scorn, slight; displease; defame, disparage, libel, malign, slander, slur, smear

  3. 3 to praise or publicize lavishly and often excessively <fond parents who glorify everything that their precious offspring do> Synonyms ballyhoo, blow up, crack up, cry up, tout, trumpet, tub-thumpRelated Words acclaim, applaud, extol (also extoll), laud, magnify; commend, compliment, eulogize; advance, advertise, announce, blare, blaze, blazon, boost, herald, offer, plug, promote, publicize; assert, aver, claim, declare, lay down, make out, proclaim, pronounce

  4. 4 to proclaim the glory of <the hillsides ablaze in red and gold silently glorify New England in the fall> Synonyms bless, carol, celebrate, emblazon, exalt, extol (also extoll), praise, hymn, laud, magnify, resoundRelated Words adore, belaud, deify, idolize, worship; acclaim, applaud, commend, compliment, hail, renown, salute; chant, cheer, eulogize, rhapsodize; cite; flatter; crack up, recommend, toutNear Antonyms blame, censure, reprehend, reprobate; criticize, reprove; admonish, chide, keelhaul, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; castigate, lambaste (or lambast)

  5. 5 to represent or think of as better than reality would warrant <don't let the job title “team spirit coordinator” fool you—he's nothing more than a glorified college cheerleader> Synonyms glamorize (also glamourize), glamour (up), idealize, romanticizeRelated Words heroicize, heroize; euphemize, poeticize, soften, sweeten; adulate, canonize, deify, idolize; aggrandize, dignify, ennoble, enshrine, enthrone, magnifyNear Antonyms belittle, decry, denigrate, deprecate, disparage, minimize, put downAntonyms deglamorize




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