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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 of glorify
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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  • Full of her he sets himself to glorify her, and to tell over and over again his own story.

  • You cannot glorify God more than by publishing good-will to one another.

    Broken Bread Thomas Champness
  • Painters and sculptors of all epochs have been inclined to glorify the nude in their works.

    Psychoanalysis Andr Tridon
  • The book has been written neither to aid the Abolitionist nor glorify the planter.

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • He will either not restore at all, or else restore in such a way as to magnify and glorify the riches of his grace.

    Notes on the Book of Genesis Charles Henry Mackintosh
British Dictionary definitions for glorify

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 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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glorify 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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