What does glorify mean?

Definitions for glorify
ˈglɔr əˌfaɪ, ˈgloʊr-glo·ri·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. laud, extol, exalt, glorify, proclaim(verb)

    praise, glorify, or honor

    "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"

  2. glorify(verb)

    bestow glory upon

    "The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic"

  3. transfigure, glorify, spiritualize(verb)

    elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration

  4. glorify(verb)

    cause to seem more splendid

    "You are glorifying a rather mediocre building"


  1. Glorify(v. t.)

    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

    Etymology: [F. glorifier, L. glorificare; gloria glory + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See -fy.]


  1. glorify(Verb)

    to exalt, or give glory or praise to (something or someone)

  2. glorify(Verb)

    to make (something) appear to be more glorious than it is

  3. glorify(Verb)

    to worship or extol

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glorify(verb)

    to make glorious by bestowing glory upon; to confer honor and distinction upon; to elevate to power or happiness, or to celestial glory

    Etymology: [F. glorifier, L. glorificare; gloria glory + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See -fy.]

  2. Glorify(verb)

    to make glorious in thought or with the heart, by ascribing glory to; to asknowledge the excellence of; to render homage to; to magnify in worship; to adore

    Etymology: [F. glorifier, L. glorificare; gloria glory + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See -fy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glorify

    glō′ri-fī, v.t. to make glorious: to honour: to exalt to glory or happiness: to ascribe honour to, to worship:—pa.p. glō′rified.n. Glorificā′tion. [L. gloria, glory, facĕre, to make.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glorify in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glorify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of glorify in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Fools are the gift of the God to glorify the wise!

  2. Ken Jacobson:

    We understand there is a market for war memorabilia and that serious collectors are interested in items like this, while we don’t have an issue with Nazi-era automobiles like this going up for auction, we would not want to see the vehicle winding up in the hands of someone who would use it to glorify Hitler or the deeds of the Nazis. Ideally, we would prefer to see it housed in a museum, so that it could be understood in its proper context.

  3. African Proverb:

    Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Centrally, Islam executes the brilliant two definitions that exemplify and glorify peace for humanity and submission to Almighty God. Accordingly, the peace flowers the fragrance of respect, love, equality, justice, and harmony, for all; whereas, to be a submission to God; indeed, it eliminates all illnesses and hatred, it certainly establishes virtue and value of humanity and earth

  5. Paul Yip:

    Every suicide death for us is a very tragic case, we have to deal with them very carefully, not sensationalize them, not try and glorify them, when people feel very helpless they might think if I die I can stir up so much emotion and energy, and give fuel to the( protest) movement itself, that is very tempting.

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