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glorify

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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
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2 to offer honor or respect to (someone) as a divine power

  • let us now glorify the Lord
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3 to praise or publicize lavishly and often excessively

  • fond parents who glorify everything that their precious offspring do
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4 to proclaim the glory of

  • the hillsides ablaze in red and gold silently glorify New England in the fall
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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
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