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glorify

verb [T] uk   /ˈɡlɔː.rɪ.faɪ/ us    /ˈɡlɔːr.ɪ-/
to praise and honour God or a person: There are 99 prayer beads - one for each way Allah can be glorified in the Koran. A statue was erected to glorify the country's national heroes. to describe or represent something in a way that makes it seem better or more important than it really is: I didn't like the way the film glorified war/violence. informal The limousine was really just a glorified taxi.
glorification
noun [U] uk   /ˌɡlɔː.rɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌɡlɔːr.ɪ-/
He criticized the entertainment industry for the glorification of violence. Cathedrals are built for the glorification of God.
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