glorify

UK [ˈɡlɔːrɪfaɪ] / US [ˈɡlɔrəˌfaɪ] verb [transitive]
Word forms "glorify":
present tense I/you/we/they glorify he/she/it glorifies present participle glorifying past tense glorified past participle glorified
1) to make someone or something seem more impressive than they really are

Politicians have complained that the media glorify drugs.

2) literary to praise someone

Her sole purpose in life was to honour and glorify God.


Derived word:
glorification
UK [ˌɡlɔːrɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌɡlɔrəfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] noun uncountable

They condemn the glorification of violence on TV.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Glorify — Glo ri*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Glorified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glorifying}.] [F. glorifier, L. glorificare; gloria glory + ficare (in comp.) to make. See { fy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make glorious by bestowing glory upon; to confer honor and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glorify — mid 14c., from O.Fr. glorifier, from L.L. glorificare to glorify, from L. gloria (see GLORY (Cf. glory)) + ficare, from facere to make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related: GLORIFIED (Cf. Glorified); …   Etymology dictionary

  • glorify — [v1] praise acclaim, bless, boost, build up, celebrate, commend, cry up, eulogize, exalt, extol, hike, honor, hymn, laud, lionize, magnify, panegyrize, put on a pedestal*, put up, sing the praises of*; concept 69 Ant. castigate, condemn,… …   New thesaurus

  • glorify — I verb adore, aggrandize, apotheosize, beatify, bless, brighten, canonize, celebrate, deify, elevate, ennoble, enshrine, enthrone, exalt, extol, glamorize, honor, idolatrize, idolize, immortalize, laud, magnify, make illustrious, overestimate,… …   Law dictionary

  • glorify — *dignify, ennoble, honor Analogous words: extol, laud, acclaim (see PRAISE): *exalt, magnify …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • glorify — ► VERB (glorifies, glorified) 1) describe or represent as admirable, especially unjustifiably or undeservedly. 2) (glorified) represented as or appearing more elevated or special than is the case: a glorified courier. 3) praise and worship (God) …   English terms dictionary

  • glorify — [glôr′ə fī΄] vt. glorified, glorifying [ME glorifien < OFr glorifier < LL(Ec) glorificare: see GLORY & FY] 1. to make glorious; give glory to 2. to exalt and honor (God), as in worship 3. to praise extravagantly; honor; extol …   English World dictionary

  • glorify — glo|ri|fy [ glɔrə,faı ] verb transitive 1. ) to make someone or something seem more impressive than they really are: Politicians have complained that the media constantly glorify drugs. 2. ) LITERARY to praise someone: Her sole purpose in life… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • glorify — [[t]glɔ͟ːrɪfaɪ[/t]] glorifies, glorifying, glorified 1) VERB To glorify something means to praise it or make it seem good or special, usually when it is not. [V n] This magazine in no way glorifies gangs. [V n] ...the banning of songs glorifying… …   English dictionary

  • glorify — verb (T) 1 to make someone or something seem more important or better than they really are: films which glorify violence 2 glorify God/the Lord etc to give praise and thanks to God glorification / glO:rifi keISDn/ noun (+ of): the glorification… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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