Definition of glorify
2 : to light up brilliantly Chandeliers glorified the entire room.
3a : to represent as glorious : extol a song glorifying romantic loveb : 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)
glorificationplay \ˌglȯr-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
glorifierplay \ˈglȯr-ə-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun
Examples of glorify in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of glorify from the Web
Israel blames the violence on incitement by Palestinian leaders, which is compounded by social media sites that glorify and encourage attacks.
History contains many grand causes, even empires, glorified by defeat and destruction.
While the wide-screen is sure to glorify the CAD mock-ups on expensive SGI workstations, Mac and PC users can buy it and gloat, too.
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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
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
Definition of glorify for Students
1 : to honor or praise as divine glorify God
2 : to give honor and praise to glorify a hero
3 : to show in a way that looks good glorify war
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