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Meaning of GLORIFY

Pronunciation:  'glowru`fI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  bestow glory upon; "The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic"
  2. [v]  cause to seem more splendid; "You are glorifying a rather mediocre building"
  3. [v]  elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
  4. [v]  praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"

GLORIFY is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: exalt, extol, laud, proclaim, spiritualize, transfigure
 See Also: aggrandise, aggrandize, alter, blow up, canonize, change, crack up, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider, ensky, hymn, lard, pad, praise



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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.

Easton 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).

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