[glawr-uh-fi-key-shuh n, glohr-]


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

1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin glōrificātiōn- (stem of glōrificātiō), equivalent to glōrific(āre) to glorify + -ātiōn- -ation
Related formsde·glo·ri·fi·ca·tion, nounre·glo·ri·fi·ca·tion, nounself-glo·ri·fi·ca·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of glorification

Historical Examples of glorification

  • I require the equality of salaries, the division of benefits, the glorification of the protectorate.


    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

British Dictionary definitions for glorification



the act of glorifying or state of being glorified
informal an enhanced or favourably exaggerated version or account
British 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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