from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To give glory, honor, or high praise to; exalt.
- transitive v. To cause to be or seem more glorious or excellent than is actually the case: Your descriptions have glorified an average house into a mansion.
- transitive v. To give glory to, especially through worship.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to exalt, or give glory or praise to (something or someone)
- v. to make (something) appear to be more glorious than it is
- v. to worship or extol
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make glorious by bestowing glory upon; to confer honor and distinction upon; to elevate to power or happiness, or to celestial glory.
- transitive v. 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 v. To make (something or someone) appear to be more important, splendid, or valuable than would normally be thought.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. bestow glory upon
- v. elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
- v. cause to seem more splendid
- v. praise, glorify, or honor
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.