glorify

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verb glo·ri·fy \ˈglȯr-ə-ˌfī\

Definition of glorify

glorified

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glorifying

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

  3. 2 :  to light up brilliantly <Chandeliers glorified the entire room.>

  4. 3a :  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)

glorification

play \ˌglȯr-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

glorifier

play \ˈglȯr-ə-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of glorify in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of glorify

Middle English glorifien, from Anglo-French glorifier, from Late Latin glorificare, from gloria


First Known Use: 14th century


GLORIFY Defined for English Language Learners

glorify

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verb glo·ri·fy \ˈglȯr-ə-ˌfī\

Definition of glorify for English Language Learners

  • : to honor or praise (a god or goddess)

  • : to make (something) seem much better or more important than it really is


GLORIFY Defined for Kids

glorify

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verb glo·ri·fy \ˈglȯr-ə-ˌfī\

Definition of glorify for Students

glorified

glorifying

  1. 1 :  to honor or praise as divine <glorify God>

  2. 2 :  to give honor and praise to <glorify a hero>

  3. 3 :  to show in a way that looks good <glorify war>



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