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English verb: glorify

1. glorify (communication) praise, glorify, or honor

SamplesExtol the virtues of one's children.
Glorify one's spouse's cooking.

ExamplesSam and Sue glorify the movie

Synonymsexalt, extol, laud, proclaim

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)praise

Narrower (hyponym)canonise, canonize, crack up, ensky, hymn

2. glorify (change) bestow glory upon

SamplesThe victory over the enemy glorified the Republic.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

3. glorify (change) elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration

Synonymsspiritualize, transfigure

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

4. glorify (change) cause to seem more splendid

SamplesYou are glorifying a rather mediocre building.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)aggrandise, aggrandize, blow up, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider, lard, pad

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