- The definition of glorify is to give praise to God, or to make something seem glamorous or better.
- When you visit church in order to honor God, this is an example of when you glorify God.
- When cigarette companies make smoking look fun and cool, this is an example of when they glorify the use of cigarettes.
- to make glorious; give glory to
- to exalt and honor (God), as in worship
- to praise extravagantly; honor; extol
- to make seem better, larger, finer, etc. than is actually the case
Origin: Middle English glorifien from Old French glorifier from Ecclesiastical Late Latin glorificare: see glory and amp; -fy
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transitive verb glo·ri·fied, glo·ri·fy·ing, glo·ri·fies
- To give glory, honor, or high praise to; exalt.
- To cause to be or seem more glorious or excellent than is actually the case: Your descriptions have glorified an average house into a mansion.
- To give glory to, especially through worship.
Origin: Middle English glorifien, from Old French glorefier, from Latin glōrificāre : glōria, glory + -ficāre, -fy.
- gloˌri·fi·caˈtion noun
- gloˈri·fiˌer noun