Definition of glorify in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡlɔːrɪfʌɪ/

verb (glorifies, glorifying, glorified)

[with object]
1Praise and worship (God): music is used to glorify God
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  • To glorify God or praise Him is to put one's request to Him, because He is aware of our needs and He responds to our glorification with grace and compassion.
  • On that day the distance will be closed and the entire redeemed creation will gratefully praise and glorify God.
  • Invoking and glorifying Him, praising and thanking Him and kneeling and prostrating before Him are the practical manifestations of worship.
give praise to, praise, extol, exalt, laud, worship, revere, reverence, venerate, pay homage/tribute to, honour, adore, thank, give thanks to, bless
archaic magnify
1.1Acknowledge and reveal the majesty and splendour 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.
2Describe or represent as admirable, especially unjustifiably: 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.
ennoble, exalt, elevate, lift up, add dignity to, dignify, add lustre to, add distinction to, enhance, increase, augment, promote, boost;
praise, sing/sound the praises of, celebrate, honour, extol, laud, eulogize, hymn, lionize, acclaim, applaud, hail;
glamorize, aggrandize, idealize, romanticize, put on a pedestal, enshrine, apotheosize, canonize, immortalize
British informal big up
dated cry up
rare emblazon, panegyrize, heroize



Pronunciation: /ˈɡlɔːrɪfʌɪə/
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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