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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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The first known use of glorify was in the 14th century

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“Glorify.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/glorify. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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