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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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