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glorify

[glawr-uh-fahy, glohr-]
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verb (used with object), glo·ri·fied, glo·ri·fy·ing.
  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.
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Origin of glorify

1300–50; Middle English < Old French glorifier < Late Latin glōrificāre. See glory, -fy
Related formsglo·ri·fi·a·ble, adjectiveglo·ri·fi·er, nounde·glo·ri·fy, verb (used with object), de·glo·ri·fied, de·glo·ri·fy·ing.re·glo·ri·fy, verb (used with object), re·glo·ri·fied, re·glo·ri·fy·ing.self-glo·ri·fied, adjectiveself-glo·ri·fy·ing, adjectiveun·glo·ri·fied, adjectiveun·glo·ri·fy·ing, adjective

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Related Words for glorified

exalt, eulogize, lionize, extol, ennoble, worship, revere, hymn, bless, acclaim, magnify, hike, laud, commend, boost, honor, celebrate, illuminate, dignify, elevate

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British Dictionary definitions for glorified

glorify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
  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
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Derived Formsglorifiable, adjectiveglorifier, noun
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Word Origin and History for glorified

adj.

mid-14c., "invested with glory," past participle adjective from glorify. Weakened sense of "transformed into something better" is from 1821.

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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.

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