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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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2. venerate, praise, worship, celebrate.
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Examples from the Web for self-glorifying

Historical Examples

  • Society must not be too complex—its tone must not be too knowing and self-glorifying.

    Theodore Watts-Dunton

    James Douglas

  • And that is—exemption from the hateful bonds of self-glorifying snobbery which have disgraced Europe for centuries!

  • He had arrived at a time when the unthinking, self-glorifying Thomahlians had all but exterminated the lower orders of creation.

    The Blind Spot

    Austin Hall

  • This command interrupted one of Sancho's self-glorifying discourses, and compelled him to see the order executed.

    Mercedes of Castile

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • We were all of us Americans—intense, self-satisfied, self-glorifying Americans—but we had little else in common.

    Recollections of a Varied Life

    George Cary Eggleston


British Dictionary definitions for self-glorifying

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 self-glorifying

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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