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GLORIFY (glorified)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does glorify mean? 

GLORIFY (verb)
  The verb GLORIFY has 4 senses:

1. praise, glorify, or honor
2. bestow glory upon
3. elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
4. cause to seem more splendid

  Familiarity information: GLORIFY used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GLORIFY (verb)


Sense 1glorify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Praise, glorify, or honor

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

laud; glorify; extol; exalt; proclaim

Context examples:

extol the virtues of one's children / glorify one's spouse's cooking

Hypernyms (to "glorify" is one way to...):

praise (express approval of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "glorify"):

canonise; canonize (treat as a sacred person)

ensky (exalt to the skies; lift to the skies or to heaven with praise)

crack up (rhapsodize about)

hymn (praise by singing a hymn)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue glorify the movie


Sense 2glorify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bestow glory upon

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic

Hypernyms (to "glorify" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3glorify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

transfigure; spiritualize; glorify

Hypernyms (to "glorify" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4glorify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to seem more splendid

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

You are glorifying a rather mediocre building

Hypernyms (to "glorify" is one way to...):

aggrandise; aggrandize; blow up; dramatise; dramatize; embellish; embroider; lard; pad (add details to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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