Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb glorify

4 senses of glorify

Sense 1
laud, extol, exalt, glorify, proclaim -- (praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking")
       => praise -- (express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance")

Sense 2
glorify -- (bestow glory upon; "The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
transfigure, glorify, spiritualize -- (elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration)
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 4
glorify -- (cause to seem more splendid; "You are glorifying a rather mediocre building")
       => embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise -- (add details to)

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