What does glorify mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word glorify.

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

  2. Origin: [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

  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

  3. Origin: [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. W. Edward Brown:

    The artist has one function--to affirm and glorify life.

  3. Bill McCollum:

    We demand privacy, yet we glorify those that break into computers.

  4. African Proverb:

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

  5. Emeasoba George:

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

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  • مجدArabic
  • glorifizieren, anbeten, verherrlichenGerman
  • ylistää, kaunistella, palvoaFinnish
  • æraFaroese
  • glorifierFrench
  • गौरवान्वित करनाHindi
  • verherrlechenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • glorificaRomanian
  • прославить, превозносить, восхвалять, превознести, восхвалить, боготворить, поклоняться, прославлятьRussian
  • glorükön, GodiglorükönVolapük

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