Glorify

Definition of Glorify

Glo´ri`fy
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Glorified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Glorifying.]
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 acknowledge the excellence of; to render homage to; to magnify in worship; to adore.
That we for thee may glorify the Lord.
- Shak.
3.To make (something or someone) appear to be more important, splendid, or valuable than would normally be thought; as, to glorify every routine job by giving its performer the title "engineer"..

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