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Glorify definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GLO'RIFY, v.t. [L. gloria and facio, to make.]
1. To praise; to magnify and honor in worship; to ascribe honor to, in thought or words. Psa
God is glorified, when such his excellency, above all things, is with due admiration acknowledged.
2. To make glorious; to exalt to glory, or to celestial happiness.
Whom he justified, them he also glorified. Romans 8.
The God of our fathers hath glorified his son
Jesus. Acts 3.
3. To praise; to honor; to extol.
Whomsoever they find to be most licentious of life--him they set up and glorify.
4. To procure honor or praise to.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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"

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Middle English glorifien, from Anglo-French glorifier, from Late Latin glorificare, from gloria Date: 14th century 1. a. to make glorious by bestowing honor, praise, or admiration b. to elevate to celestial glory 2. to light up brilliantly 3. a. to represent as glorious ; extol <a song glorifying romantic love> b. to cause to be or seem to be better than the actual condition <the new position is just a glorified version of the old stockroom job> 4. to give glory to (as in worship) glorification noun glorifier noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. (-ies, -ied) 1 exalt to heavenly glory; make glorious. 2 transform into something more splendid. 3 extol; praise. 4 (as glorified adj.) seeming or pretending to be more splendid than in reality (just a glorified office boy). Derivatives: glorification n. glorifier n. Etymology: ME f. OF glorifier f. eccl.L glorificare f. LL glorificus f. L gloria glory

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(glorifies, glorifying, glorified) To glorify something means to praise it or make it seem good or special, usually when it is not. This magazine in no way glorifies gangs. ...the banning of songs glorifying war and racism. VERB: V n, V n glorification ...the glorification of violence.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(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).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

glo'-ri-fi: The English word is the equivalent of a number of Hebrew and Greek words whose essential significance is discussed more fully under the word GLORY (which see). The word "glorious" in the phrases "make or render glorious" is used most frequently as a translation of verbs in the original, rather than of genuine adjectives In dealing with the verb it will be sufficient to indicate the following most important uses.

(1) Men may glorify God, that is, give to Him the worship and reverence which are His due (Isa 24:15; 25:3; Ps 22:23; Da 5:23; /APC Sirach 43:30; Mt 5:16, and generally in the Synoptic Gospels and in some other passages of the New Testament).

(2) God, Yahweh (Yahweh), glorifies His people, His house, and in the New Testament, His Son, manifesting His approval of them and His interest in them, by His interposition on their behalf (Isa 55:5; Jer 30:19; The Wisdom of Solomon 18:8; Sirach 45:3; Joh 7:39, and often in the Fourth Gospel).

(3) By a usage which is practically confined to the Old Testament, Yahweh glorifies Himself, that is, secures the recognition of His honor and majesty, by His direction of the course of history, or by His interposition in history, either the history of His own people or of the world at large (Le 10:3; Isa 26:15; Eze 28:22; Hag 1:8).

Walter R. Betteridge

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Extol, exalt, magnify, bless, honor greatly, praise highly, give glory to. 2. Brighten, make bright, add lustre to, make illustrious, elevate, exalt, ennoble, adorn, surround with a halo of imagination.

Moby Thesaurus

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

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