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 for glorify
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Glorify \Glo"ri*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glorified; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Glorifying.] [F. glorifier, L. glorificare; gloria
     glory + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See -fy.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To make glorious by bestowing glory upon; to confer honor
        and distinction upon; to elevate to power or happiness, or
        to celestial glory.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Jesus was not yet glorified.          --John vii.
                                                    39.
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     2. To make glorious in thought or with the heart, by
        ascribing glory to; to acknowledge the excellence of; to
        render homage to; to magnify in worship; to adore.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              That we for thee may glorify the Lord. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To make (something or someone) appear to be more
        important, splendid, or valuable than would normally be
        thought; as, to glorify every routine job by giving its
        performer the title "engineer"..
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  glorify
      v 1: praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's
           children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking" [syn: laud,
           extol, exalt, glorify, 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, glorify, spiritualize]
      4: cause to seem more splendid; "You are glorifying a rather
         mediocre building"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  84 Moby Thesaurus words for "glorify":
     acclaim, adore, adulate, advance, aggrandize, apotheose,
     apotheosize, applaud, beatify, belaud, bepraise, bless,
     bless the Lord, blow up, boast of, boost, brag about, canonize,
     celebrate, cleanse, commend, consecrate, crown, cry up, dedicate,
     deify, devote, dignify, distinguish, doxologize, elevate, emblazon,
     enhance, ennoble, enshrine, enthrone, erect, eulogize, exalt,
     extol, flatter, glamorize, glorify the Lord, hail, hallow,
     hero-worship, honor, hymn, idealize, idolize, immortalize, laud,
     lionize, look up to, magnify, make legendary, make much of,
     overpraise, panegyrize, pay tribute, porter aux nues, praise,
     praise God, promote, puff, puff up, purify, raise, raise up,
     revere, saint, salute, sanctify, set apart, set up, sing praises,
     sublime, throne, trumpet, upgrade, uplift, uprear, venerate,
     worship
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Glorify
     (1.) To make glorious, or cause so to appear (John 12:28; 13:31,
     32; 17:4,5).
     
       (2.) Spoken of God to "shew forth his praise" (1 Cor. 6:20;
     10:31).
     

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