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, proclaimverb

    praise, glorify, or honor

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

  2. glorifyverb

    bestow glory upon

    "The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic"

  3. transfigure, glorify, spiritualizeverb

    elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration

  4. glorifyverb

    cause to seem more splendid

    "You are glorifying a rather mediocre building"


  1. Glorifyverb

    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. glorifyverb

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

  2. glorifyverb

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

  3. glorifyverb

    to worship or extol

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glorifyverb

    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. Glorifyverb

    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. Selena Gomez:

    It's not something where I'm like, let me glorify what I do in the bedroom. But I think I have a very healthy perspective on my sexuality, it's part of being an adult, and I'm still figuring out how to be one of those, too.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    If you glorify God at all times. Then, he (God) will surely/eventually gratify you in return.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The darkest clouds are the best ennobling of the sun, because the sun is most wanted under the darkest clouds! The evil is condemned to glorify and to honour the good!

  4. Shannon Watts:

    Despite all of the data and experts at her disposal, [Black] chooses to blame ‘grocery store pornography’ for school shootings, and she doesn’t mean magazines that glorify guns.

  5. 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.

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    the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
    • A. canopy
    • B. germ
    • C. conveyance
    • D. snap

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