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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
glo•ri•fied /ˈglɔrəˌfaɪd/USA pronunciation  adj. [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 © 2016
    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 pronunciation  n. [uncountable]

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
    glo•ri•fy  (glôrə fī′, glōr-),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -fied, -fy•ing. 
    1. to cause to be or treat as being more splendid, excellent, etc., than would normally be considered.
    2. to honor with praise, admiration, or worship;
      extol.
    3. to make glorious;
      invest with glory.
    4. to praise the glory of (God), esp. as an act of worship.
    glori•fi′a•ble, adj. 
    glori•fi′er, n. 
    • Late Latin glōrificāre. See glory, -fy
    • Old French glorifier
    • Middle English 1300–50
      • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged venerate, praise, worship, celebrate.


    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



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