Glorify meaning

glôr'ə-fī'
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.

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To give glory, honor, or high praise to; exalt.
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To cause to be or seem more glorious or excellent than is actually the case.

A description that glorified a cabin into a mansion.

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To give glory to, especially through worship.
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To make glorious; give glory to.
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To exalt and honor (God), as in worship.
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To praise extravagantly; honor; extol.
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To portray or make seem better, larger, finer, etc. than is actually the case.

Their “yacht” was little more than a glorified motorboat.

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To exalt, or give glory or praise to (something or someone)
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To make (something) appear to be more glorious than it is.
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Origin of glorify

  • Middle English glorifien from Old French glorefier from Latin glōrificāre glōria glory -ficāre -fy
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English glorifien, from Anglo-Norman glorifier, from Old French, from Late Latin glorificō, from Latin gloria + faciō (“to make”).
    From Wiktionary