Definition of Glorify

1. Verb. Praise, glorify, or honor. "Sam and Sue glorify the movie "; "Glorify one's spouse's cooking"

Exact synonyms: Exalt, Extol, Laud, Proclaim
Generic synonyms: Praise
Specialized synonyms: Canonise, Canonize, Ensky, Crack Up, Hymn
Derivative terms: Exaltation, Extoller, Extolment, Glorification, Glorification, Glory, Glory, Laudable, Laudatory, Lauder

2. Verb. Bestow glory upon. "The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Glorification, Glory, Glory

3. Verb. Elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration.
Exact synonyms: Spiritualize, Transfigure
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Transfiguration, Transfiguration, Transfiguration

4. Verb. Cause to seem more splendid. "You are glorifying a rather mediocre building"

Definition of Glorify

1. v. t. To make glorious by bestowing glory upon; to confer honor and distinction upon; to elevate to power or happiness, or to celestial glory.

Definition of Glorify

1. Verb. (transitive) to exalt, or give glory or praise to (something or someone) ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to make (something) appear to be more glorious than it is ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to worship or extol ¹

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Definition of Glorify

1. to bestow honor or praise on [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

Medical Definition of Glorify

1. 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. 39) 2. To make glorious in thought or with the heart, by ascribing glory to; to asknowledge the excellence of; to render homage to; to magnify in worship; to adore. "That we for thee may glorify the Lord." (Shak) Origin: F. Glorifier, L. Glorificare; gloria glory + -ficare (in comp) to make. See -fy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Glorify

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Englishman's Greek Concordance of the New Testament: Being an Attempt at by George V. Wigram (1870)
"He shall glorify me: for he 17: I.glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee : 4.1 hace glorified thee on the earth: 5.0 Father, glorify thou me ..."

2. A Spiritual Treasury for the Children of God: Consisting of a Meditation for by William Mason (1803)
"No : "the Spirit shall glorify, not himself as the agent, not yourselves as ... but he shall glorify me," saith Jesus, in your sight, heart, and affections. ..."

3. An Explicatory Catechism, Or, An Explanation of the Assembly's Shorter by Thomas Vincent, Benjamin Trumbull (1805)
"That God would enable us to hallow and glorify his name, by; Q. 6. What do we pray fir in the petition-, Hallowed be thy name ? ..."

4. An exposition of the Creed by John Pearson, Edward Burton (1847)
"confess him Maker of heaven and earth, that we may sufficiently Ps. cxlviii. praise and glorify him. Let t/iem praise the name of the Lord, '.1' saith David ..."

5. Sinfulness of American Slavery: Proved from Its Evil Sources; Its Unjustice by Charles Elliott, Benjamin Franklin Tefft (1851)
"Slavery is contrary to the end or chief good of man, which is to glorify God, and enjoy him forever. As slavery so places men under the complete dominion of ..."

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