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 distinction upon; to elevate to power or happiness, or to celestial glory. [1913 Webster]

Jesus was not yet glorified. --John vii. 39. [1913 Webster]

2. To make glorious in thought or with the heart, by ascribing glory to; to acknowledge the excellence of; to render homage to; to magnify in worship; to adore. [1913 Webster]

That we for thee may glorify the Lord. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To make (something or someone) appear to be more important, splendid, or valuable than would normally be thought; as, to glorify every routine job by giving its performer the title ``engineer''.. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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