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glo·ri·fy

 (glôr′ə-fī′)
tr.v. glo·ri·fied, glo·ri·fy·ing, glo·ri·fies
1. To give glory, honor, or high praise to; exalt.
2. To cause to be or seem more glorious or excellent than is actually the case: a description that glorified a cabin into a mansion.
3. To give glory to, especially through worship.

[Middle English glorifien, from Old French glorefier, from Latin glōrificāre : glōria, glory + -ficāre, -fy.]

glo′ri·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
glo′ri·fi′er n.

glorify

(ˈɡlɔːrɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -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
ˈgloriˌfiable adj
ˈgloriˌfier n

glo•ri•fy

(ˈglɔr əˌfaɪ, ˈgloʊr-)

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.
2. to honor with praise, admiration, or worship: to glorify a hero.
3. to make glorious.
4. to praise the glory of (God), esp. as an act of worship.
[1300–50; < Old French glorifier < Late Latin glōrificāre. See glory, -fy]
glo′ri•fi`a•ble, adj.
glo′ri•fi`er, n.

glorify


Past participle: glorified
Gerund: glorifying

Imperative
glorify
glorify
Present
I glorify
you glorify
he/she/it glorifies
we glorify
you glorify
they glorify
Preterite
I glorified
you glorified
he/she/it glorified
we glorified
you glorified
they glorified
Present Continuous
I am glorifying
you are glorifying
he/she/it is glorifying
we are glorifying
you are glorifying
they are glorifying
Present Perfect
I have glorified
you have glorified
he/she/it has glorified
we have glorified
you have glorified
they have glorified
Past Continuous
I was glorifying
you were glorifying
he/she/it was glorifying
we were glorifying
you were glorifying
they were glorifying
Past Perfect
I had glorified
you had glorified
he/she/it had glorified
we had glorified
you had glorified
they had glorified
Future
I will glorify
you will glorify
he/she/it will glorify
we will glorify
you will glorify
they will glorify
Future Perfect
I will have glorified
you will have glorified
he/she/it will have glorified
we will have glorified
you will have glorified
they will have glorified
Future Continuous
I will be glorifying
you will be glorifying
he/she/it will be glorifying
we will be glorifying
you will be glorifying
they will be glorifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been glorifying
you have been glorifying
he/she/it has been glorifying
we have been glorifying
you have been glorifying
they have been glorifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been glorifying
you will have been glorifying
he/she/it will have been glorifying
we will have been glorifying
you will have been glorifying
they will have been glorifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been glorifying
you had been glorifying
he/she/it had been glorifying
we had been glorifying
you had been glorifying
they had been glorifying
Conditional
I would glorify
you would glorify
he/she/it would glorify
we would glorify
you would glorify
they would glorify
Past Conditional
I would have glorified
you would have glorified
he/she/it would have glorified
we would have glorified
you would have glorified
they would have glorified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.glorify - praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"
praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
canonise, canonize - treat as a sacred person; "He canonizes women"
ensky - exalt to the skies; lift to the skies or to heaven with praise
crack up - rhapsodize about
hymn - praise by singing a hymn; "They hymned their love of God"
2.glorify - bestow glory upon; "The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
3.glorify - elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfigurationglorify - elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
4.glorify - cause to seem more splendid; "You are glorifying a rather mediocre building"

glorify

verb
1. praise, celebrate, magnify, laud, extol, crack up (informal), big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean), eulogize, sing or sound the praises of the banning of songs glorifying war
praise condemn, mock, humiliate
2. worship, honour, bless, adore, revere, exalt, pay homage to, venerate, sanctify, immortalize We are committed to serving the Lord and glorifying his name.
worship desecrate, dishonour
3. enhance, raise, elevate, adorn, dignify, magnify, augment, lift up, ennoble, add lustre to, aggrandize They've glorified his job with an impressive title, but he's still just a salesman.
enhance degrade, debase, defile

glorify

verb
1. To raise to a high position or status:
3. To honor (a deity) in religious worship:
Translations
يُسَبِّح، يَمْدَحيُعَظِّم، يُمَجِّد
idealizovatoslavovatvylepšit
forherligeglorificerelovpriseprise
feldicsér
fegralofa
idealizovať
övmekyüceltmek

glorify

[ˈglɔːrɪfaɪ] VT (= exalt) [+ God] → alabar; [+ person] → glorificar (pej) [+ war, deeds] → embellecer
it's just a glorified boarding housees una simple pensión, aunque con pretensiones

glorify

[ˈglɔːrɪfaɪ] vt [+ crime, violence] → exalter, glorifier

glorify

vtverherrlichen; (= praise) Godlobpreisen

glorify

[ˈglɔːrɪˌfaɪ] vt (exalt, God) → glorificare; (person) → onorare (pej) (war, deeds) → magnificare, esaltare
it was just a glorified ... → non era altro che...

glory

(ˈgloːri) plural ˈglories noun
1. fame or honour. glory on the field of battle; He took part in the competition for the glory of the school.
2. a source of pride, fame etc. This building is one of the many glories of Venice.
3. the quality of being magnificent. The sun rose in all its glory.
verb
to take great pleasure in. He glories in his work as an architect.
ˈglorify (-fai) verb
1. to make (something) seem better than it is. That book glorified war.
2. to praise.
ˌglorifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
ˈglorious adjective
1. splendid; deserving great praise. a glorious career/victory.
2. very pleasant; delightful. glorious weather; Isn't the sunshine glorious?
ˈgloriously adverb
References in classic literature ?
But, if they seek to glorify God, let them not lift heavenward their unclean hands
He telleth it always in the third person, making believe he is too modest to glorify himself -- maledictions light upon him, misfortune be his dole
I might glorify my bill of fare until I was tired; but after all, the Scotchman would shake his head and say, "Where's your haggis?
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Thinkest thou that the Amarillises, the Phillises, the Sylvias, the Dianas, the Galateas, the Filidas, and all the rest of them, that the books, the ballads, the barber's shops, the theatres are full of, were really and truly ladies of flesh and blood, and mistresses of those that glorify and have glorified them?
Captain Bonneville did his best to set forth the merits of his nation, and the importance of their friendship to the red men, in which he was ably seconded by his worthy friend, the old chief with the hard name, who did all that he could to glorify the Big Hearts of the East.
My duty was clearly to glorify the dread Being who had produced all these marvels, and to fulfil my time in worship, praise and contentment.
Jove was minded to give victory to the Trojans and to Hector, so as to do honour to fleet Achilles, nevertheless he did not mean to utterly overthrow the Achaean host before Ilius, and only wanted to glorify Thetis and her valiant son.
Yes, my boy, these were all done prematurely before my biographer had come to glorify me.
People come here from all parts of the world, and glorify this masterpiece.
Our greatest danger is that in the great leap from slavery to freedom we may overlook the fact that the masses of us are to live by the productions of our hands, and fail to keep in mind that we shall prosper in proportion as we learn to dignify and glorify common labour and put brains and skill into the common occupations of life; shall prosper in proportion as we learn to draw the line between the superficial and the substantial, the ornamental gewgaws of life and the useful.
May the ruin he hopes to bring upon us recoil on his own head, and may Europe delivered from bondage glorify the name of Russia