from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To give glory, honor, or high praise to; exalt.
- transitive verb To cause to be or seem more glorious or excellent than is actually the case.
- transitive verb To give glory to, especially through worship.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To give or ascribe glory or honor to; magnify and exalt with praises.
- To make glorious; exalt to a state of glory.
- To raise to a higher quality, condition, or consideration; make finer; improve; embellish; refine.
- To vaunt; boast; exult.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To make glorious by bestowing glory upon; to confer honor and distinction upon; to elevate to power or happiness, or to celestial glory.
- transitive verb 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.
- transitive verb To make (something or someone) appear to be more important, splendid, or valuable than would normally be thought.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive to
exalt, or give gloryor praiseto (something or someone)
- verb transitive to make (something)
appearto be more gloriousthan it is
- verb transitive to
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb bestow glory upon
- verb elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
- verb cause to seem more splendid
- verb praise, glorify, or honor
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Another thing the museum does not turn a blind eye to, nor does it overly glorify, is just how many of its inductees and honorees are dead.
The glory of an object, of a thing or person, is its intrinsic worth or excellence: to glorify is to remove everything that could hinder the full revelation of that excellence.
Now you must embrace, encourage, glorify ... in other words,
I don't know how to answer the idea that one can "glorify" the past.
Those who 'glorify' Chavez today, will pretend to be surprised tomorrow, and they will say that if they had only known, they would NOT have supported him and would have turned him in saying that he is guilty of his own misfortunes.
And what is very remarkable, in five brief clauses He repeats this word "glorify" five times, as if to His view a coruscation of glories played at that moment about the Cross.
I magnify -- "glorify" mine office -- The clause beginning with "inasmuch" should be read as a parenthesis.
Perhaps we may best gain some glimpses of their great and holy sublimity by trying to gather their teaching round the centres of the three petitions, 'glorify' (vs. 1, 5),
Summerworks spokeswoman Daniela Syrovy says the play doesn't "glorify" terrorism.
This Hebrew word, often translated as "glorify," is obscure.