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"glorify" in British English

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glorifyverb [T]

uk   /ˈɡlɔː.rɪ.faɪ/  us   /ˈɡlɔːr.ɪ-/
to ​praise and ​honourGod or a ​person: There are 99 ​prayerbeads - one for each way ​Allah can be glorified in the Koran. A ​statue was ​erected to glorify the country's ​nationalheroes. to ​describe or ​represent something in a way that makes it ​seembetter 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 ​entertainmentindustry for the glorification of ​violence. Cathedrals are ​built for the glorification of ​God.
(Definition of glorify from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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glorifyverb [T]

 us   /ˈɡlɔr·əˌfɑɪ, ˈɡloʊr-/
to ​praise or ​honor someone or something, or to make someone or something ​seem more ​excellent than is ​actuallytrue: The ​film glorifies the past too much. He has been glorified in the ​press.
glorification
noun [U]  us   /ˌɡlɔr·ə·fəˈkeɪ·ʃən, ˌɡloʊr-/
the glorification of ​wealth
(Definition of glorify from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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