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glorify

[glawr-uh-fahy, glohr-] /ˈglɔr əˌfaɪ, ˈgloʊr-/
verb (used with object), glorified, glorifying.
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.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Old French glorifier < Late Latin glōrificāre. See glory, -fy
Related forms
glorifiable, adjective
glorifier, noun
deglorify, verb (used with object), deglorified, deglorifying.
reglorify, verb (used with object), reglorified, reglorifying.
self-glorified, adjective
self-glorifying, adjective
unglorified, adjective
unglorifying, adjective
Synonyms
2. venerate, praise, worship, celebrate.
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Examples from the web for glorified
  • Those with an axe to grind call it an overpriced, glorified truck stop, and that's fine.
  • Many of the songs glorified the life, loves and ideals of youths who were expected to build and defend their new homeland.
  • Yes please spend more and more money looking for a glorified can opener that has outlived its use.
  • It's a glorified toy built by middle-aged hobbyists moonlighting as rocket scientists.
  • It also began winning converts who have long dismissed it as a glorified muscle car.
  • Defacing private and public property should never be glorified.
  • His luggage is one of those weird glorified backpacks with a handle on it.
  • Tenure is dying, to be replaced by a professoriate who either pay their own way with grants or are glorified adjuncts.
  • Not over-glorified servants to an elite that rather have no work and all play at the expense of aforementioned servants.
  • Worldwide is supposed to be chiefly a glorified sales house, marketing content dreamt up by free-thinking public-service spirits.
British Dictionary definitions for glorified

glorify

/ˈɡlɔːrɪˌfaɪ/
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
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
Derived Forms
glorifiable, adjective
glorifier, 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.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for glorified

glorified

adjective

Transformed into something illustrious; glamorized: The Chrysler van is much more than a glorified golf cart (1821+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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glorified in the Bible

(1.) To make glorious, or cause so to appear (John 12:28; 13:31, 32; 17:4,5). (2.) Spoken of God to "shew forth his praise" (1 Cor. 6:20; 10:31).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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