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glorify

[glawr-uh-fahy, glohr-] /ˈglɔr əˌfaɪ, ˈgloʊr-/
verb (used with object), glorified, glorifying.
1.
to cause to be or treat as being more splendid, excellent, etc., than would normally be considered.
2.
to honor with praise, admiration, or worship; extol.
3.
to make glorious; invest with glory.
4.
to praise the glory of (God), especially as an act of worship.
Origin of glorify
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Old French glorifier < Late Latin glōrificāre. See glory, -fy
Related forms
glorifiable, adjective
glorifier, noun
deglorify, verb (used with object), deglorified, deglorifying.
reglorify, verb (used with object), reglorified, reglorifying.
self-glorified, adjective
self-glorifying, adjective
unglorified, adjective
unglorifying, adjective
Synonyms
2. venerate, praise, worship, celebrate.
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Examples from the Web for glorify
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  • We intend to glorify the love of danger, the custom of energy, the strengt of daring.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • No saga will ever glorify their deeds, no epic make them immortal.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • You cannot glorify God more than by publishing good-will to one another.

    Broken Bread Thomas Champness
  • To glorify labor and decry wealth is to multiply absurdities.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner
  • The book has been written neither to aid the Abolitionist nor glorify the planter.

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for glorify

glorify

/ˈɡlɔːrɪˌfaɪ/
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to make glorious
2.
to make more splendid; adorn
3.
to worship, exalt, or adore
4.
to extol
5.
to cause to seem more splendid or imposing than reality
Derived Forms
glorifiable, adjective
glorifier, noun
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Word Origin and History for glorify
v.

mid-14c., from Old French glorifier, from Late Latin glorificare "to glorify," from Latin gloria (see glory) + -ficare, from facere "to make, do" (see factitious). Related: Glorified; glorifying.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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