- 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 portray or make seem better, larger, finer, etc. than is actually the case: usually in the pp.: their “yacht” was little more than a glorified motorboat
Origin of glorifyMiddle English glorifien ; from Old French glorifier ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin glorificare: see glory and amp; -fy
transitive verbglo·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: a description that glorified a cabin into a mansion.
- To give glory to, especially through worship.
Origin of glorifyMiddle English glorifien, from Old French glorefier, from Latin gl&omacron;rificare : gl&omacron;ria, glory + -ficare, -fy.