WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
glo•ri•fied /ˈglɔrəˌfaɪd/USA pronunciationadj. [before a noun]
ordinary or simple, but treated as more splendid or excellent than would normally be considered:The Assistant Manager was really just a glorified office boy.

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
glo•ri•fy /ˈglɔrəˌfaɪ/USA pronunciation v. [+ object],-fied, -fy•ing.
  1. to cause to be or treat as being more splendid, excellent, etc., than would normally be considered:The commercials for the army try to glorify military life.
  2. to honor with praise, admiration, or worship; extol:to glorify a hero.
  3. to praise the glory of (God), esp. as an act of worship.
glor•i•fi•ca•tion /ˌglɔrəfɪˈkeɪʃən/USA pronunciationn. [uncountable]


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

glorify /ˈɡlɔːrɪˌfaɪ/ vb ( -fies, -fying, -fied)(transitive)
  1. to make glorious
  2. to make more splendid; adorn
  3. to worship, exalt, or adore
  4. to extol
  5. to cause to seem more splendid or imposing than reality



'glorified' also found in these entries:

Download free Android and iPhone apps

Android AppiPhone App
Report an inappropriate ad.