glorify

[glawr-uh-fahy, glohr-]

verb (used with object), glo·ri·fied, glo·ri·fy·ing.

to cause to be or treat as being more splendid, excellent, etc., than would normally be considered.
to honor with praise, admiration, or worship; extol.
to make glorious; invest with glory.
to praise the glory of (God), especially as an act of worship.

Nearby words

  1. gloria,
  2. gloria in excelsis deo,
  3. gloria patri,
  4. glorification,
  5. glorified,
  6. gloriole,
  7. gloriosa,
  8. gloriosa lily,
  9. glorious,
  10. glorious revolution

Origin of glorify

1300–50; Middle English < Old French glorifier < Late Latin glōrificāre. See glory, -fy

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British Dictionary definitions for glorify

glorify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

to make glorious
to make more splendid; adorn
to worship, exalt, or adore
to extol
to cause to seem more splendid or imposing than reality
Derived Formsglorifiable, adjectiveglorifier, noun

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Word Origin and History for glorify

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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