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[glawr-uh-fi-key-shuh n, glohr-] /ˌglɔr ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌgloʊr-/
a glorified or more splendid form of something.
the act of glorifying.
the state of being glorified.
exaltation to the glory of heaven.
Origin of glorification
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English < Late Latin glōrificātiōn- (stem of glōrificātiō), equivalent to glōrific(āre) to glorify + -ātiōn- -ation
Related forms
deglorification, noun
reglorification, noun
self-glorification, noun Unabridged
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  • I require the equality of salaries, the division of benefits, the glorification of the protectorate.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • The World-Epos is after all only a file of the morning paper in a state of glorification.

  • Several other poets in Ferrara devoted their talents to her glorification.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • His work is in much the glorification of revolutionary commonplace.

  • But this glorification of him wrought a momentous effect in the South.

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • The object of the painter's design seems to have been the glorification of Music.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • While we live, here is the rule of our conversation; when we die, here is the hope of our glorification.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
British Dictionary definitions for glorification


the act of glorifying or state of being glorified
(informal) an enhanced or favourably exaggerated version or account
(Brit, informal) a celebration
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Word Origin and History for glorification

mid-15c. as a term in alchemy, "action of refining; state of being refined," from Late Latin glorificationem (nominative glorificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of glorificare (see glorify). From c.1500 in theology; general sense by mid-19c.

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