Definition of glorify in English:

glorify

Syllabification: glo·ri·fy
Pronunciation: /ˈɡlôrəˌfī
 
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verb (glorifies, glorifying, glorified)

[with object]
1Reveal or make clearer the glory of (God) by one’s actions: God can be glorified through a life of scholarship
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  • How exciting it is to use our spiritual gifts to glorify God and to grow to know the heart of a servant.
  • Do you not see that everyone in the heavens and Earth glorifies God, as do the birds with their outspread wings?
  • But when we and they share a common love and awe for God, we augment the sanctity of the world in glorifying God among the multitudes of peoples.
1.1Give praise to (God).
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  • And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
  • Then the shepherds returned glorifying and praising God.
  • I was just trying to point out that those songs are not right and are in no way glorifying to God.
Synonyms
praise, extol, exalt, worship, revere, reverence, venerate, pay homage to, honor, adore, thank, give thanks to
formal laud
archaic magnify
2Describe or represent as admirable, especially unjustifiably or undeservedly: a football video glorifying violence
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  • Officers believe it glorifies football violence and it is understood that they are probing the legality of the video.
  • No, I think it glorifies football violence and the timing of it couldn't be worse.
  • Our television shows, our video games, our music, and our movies all glorify violence.
Synonyms
ennoble, exalt, elevate, dignify, enhance, augment, promote;
praise, celebrate, honor, extol, lionize, acclaim, applaud, hail;
glamorize, idealize, romanticize, enshrine, immortalize
formal laud

Origin

Middle English: from Old French glorifier, from ecclesiastical Latin glorificare, from late Latin glorificus, from Latin gloria 'glory'.

Derivatives

glorification

Pronunciation: /ˌɡlôrəfiˈkāSHən/
noun
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  • Worshipers repeat their glorification of God and prostration three times.
  • Sincere prayer also furthers the glorification of God, the goal of all creation.
  • Christians - and all believers - should reject the glorification of suffering and rise to protest.

glorifier

noun
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  • Some initial on-premise support, like back bar glorifiers, are planned, but the major support is coming through strong ad placements male-focused magazines.
  • And you have to wonder whether his glorifiers are just as dense, or deeply cynical, or living on a different planet.
  • For those of us who aren't fans of the hot-tempered, English language-butchering, xenophobic glorifier of fighting, his dismissal will not come soon enough.

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