tr.v. glo·ri·fied, glo·ri·fy·ing, glo·ri·fies
1. To give glory, honor, or high praise to; exalt.
2. To cause to be or seem more glorious or excellent than is actually the case: a description that glorified a cabin into a mansion.
3. To give glory to, especially through worship.
[Middle English glorifien, from Old French glorefier, from Latin glōrificāre : glōria, glory + -ficāre, -fy.]
glo′ri·fi·cation (-fĭ-kāshən) n.
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