Definition of glorify verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    glorify

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈɡlɔːrɪfaɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɔːrɪfaɪ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they glorify
    BrE BrE//ˈɡlɔːrɪfaɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɔːrɪfaɪ//
     
    he / she / it glorifies
    BrE BrE//ˈɡlɔːrɪfaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɔːrɪfaɪz//
     
    past simple glorified
    BrE BrE//ˈɡlɔːrɪfaɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɔːrɪfaɪd//
     
    past participle glorified
    BrE BrE//ˈɡlɔːrɪfaɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɔːrɪfaɪd//
     
    -ing form glorifying
    BrE BrE//ˈɡlɔːrɪfaɪɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɔːrɪfaɪɪŋ//
     
     
    jump to other results
  1. 1glorify something (often disapproving) to make something seem better or more important than it really is He denies that the movie glorifies violence.
  2. 2glorify somebody (formal) to praise and worship God
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French glorifier, from ecclesiastical Latin glorificare, from late Latin glorificus, from Latin gloria ‘glory’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: glorify