glorify

[ glawr-uh-fahy, glohr- ]
/ ˈglɔr əˌfaɪ, ˈgloʊr- /

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.

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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
/ (ˈɡlɔːrɪˌfaɪ) /

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 forms of glorify

glorifiable, adjectiveglorifier, noun
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