glorify

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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,… …

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  • 4 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

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

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  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 glorify — verb 1) they gather to glorify God Syn: praise, extol, exalt, worship, revere, reverence, venerate, pay homage to, honor, adore, thank, give thanks to; formal laud; archaic magnify 2) a poem to glorify the memory of the dead …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 glorify — glo•ri•fy [[t]ˈglɔr əˌfaɪ, ˈgloʊr [/t]] v. t. fied, fy•ing 1) to cause to be or treat as being more splendid, excellent, etc., than would normally be considered: to glorify military life[/ex] 2) to honor with praise, admiration, or worship: to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 glorify — verb Glorify is used with these nouns as the object: ↑violence …

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  • 15 glorify — Synonyms and related words: acclaim, adore, adulate, advance, aggrandize, apotheose, apotheosize, applaud, beatify, belaud, bepraise, bless, bless the Lord, blow up, boast of, boost, brag about, canonize, celebrate, cleanse, commend, consecrate,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 glorify — glo|ri|fy [ˈglo:rıfaı] v past tense and past participle glorified present participle glorifying third person singular glorifies [T] 1.) to make someone or something seem more important or better than they really are ▪ films which glorify violence …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 glorify — /ˈglɔrəfaɪ / (say glawruhfuy) verb (t) (glorified, glorifying) 1. to magnify with praise; extol. 2. to transform into something more splendid. 3. to make glorious; invest with glory. 4. to promote the glory of (God); ascribe glory and praise in… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 glorify — see until the lions produce their own historian, the story of the hunt will glorify only the hunter …

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  • 19 glorify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Etymology: Middle English glorifien, from Anglo French glorifier, from Late Latin glorificare, from gloria Date: 14th century 1. a. to make glorious by bestowing honor, praise, or admiration b. to elevate to… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 glorify — glorifiable, adj. glorifier, n. /glawr euh fuy , glohr /, v.t., 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.… …

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