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glorify

glo·ri·fy

glorify

 
pronunciation:
glo r faI
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: glorified, glorifies, glorifying
definition 1: to give great praise, honor, or glory to, esp. in worship; exalt; extol.
That hymn glorifies God.
synonyms:
apotheosize, exalt, extol
antonyms:
discredit
similar words:
adore, bless, carol, consecrate, deify, emblazon, enthrone, honor, idolize, praise, revere, venerate, worship
definition 2: to cause to appear more praiseworthy, significant, or splendid than is actually the case.
In his autobiography, he glorified his college years.
synonyms:
glamorize, magnify
similar words:
aggrandize, deify, exaggerate, idealize, idolize, romanticize
definition 3: to cause to be or become glorious.
similar words:
celebrate, dignify, elevate, lift, magnify, raise
derivation: glorifier (n.)
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