AskDefine | Define glorify

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1 praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking" [syn: laud, extol, exalt, proclaim]
2 bestow glory upon; "The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic"
3 elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration [syn: transfigure, spiritualize]
4 cause to seem more splendid; "You are glorifying a rather mediocre building" [also: glorified]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. to exalt, or give glory or praise to (something or someone)
  2. to make (something) appear to be more glorious than it is
  3. to worship or extol


to exalt, or give glory or praise to something or someone
to make something appear to be more glorious than it is
to worship or extol

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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