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verb [transitive] glorify pronunciation in American English /ˈɡlɔrəˌfaɪ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyglorify
he/she/itglorifies
present participleglorifying
past tenseglorified
past participleglorified
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  1. 1
    to make someone or something seem more impressive than they really are
    Politicians have complained that the media constantly glorify drugs.
  2. 2
    literary to praise someone
    Her sole purpose in life was to honor and glorify God.

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 glorify pronunciation in American English /ˌɡlɔrəfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]
They condemn the glorification of violence on TV.

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