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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.]
1. To make glorious by bestowing glory upon; to confer honor
and distinction upon; to elevate to power or happiness, or
to celestial glory.
Jesus was not yet glorified. --John vii.
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.
That we for thee may glorify the Lord. --Shak.
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"..
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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
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
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,
From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :
(1.) To make glorious, or cause so to appear (John 12:28; 13:31,
(2.) Spoken of God to "shew forth his praise" (1 Cor. 6:20;
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