glorify glorify  /ɡ ˈlɔ rə ˌfaɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) praise, glorify, or honor
  2. (v) bestow glory upon
  3. (v) elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
  4. (v) cause to seem more splendid

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:: Well, I would suggest that teachers show their students, give them concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify.
  2. But I don't want to glorify them.
  3. This political battle certainly saw its share of exaggerations and half-truths, as liberals sought to demonize the untelegenic Bork and conservatives tried to glorify him.

News

  1. The Five Rips HBO’s ‘Liberal Fantasy’ The Newsroom For ‘Glorifying’ Occupy, Mocking ‘American Taliban’

    With HBO's The Newsroom returning for a second season next month, The Five 's Greg Gutfeld thought now was a good time to look ahead at how the show plans on treating various political stories when it comes back. The host slammed the "liberal fantasy" drama for trashing the "evil" tea party movement while glorifying Occupy Wall Street. "Hollywood gets everything wrong again," Gutfeld said.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Mediaite

  2. Exhibit glorifying Palestinian suicide bombers creates uproar in Paris

    The exhibit, entitled "Death" by Palestinian photographer Ahlam Shibli, features dozens of intimate and often disturbing portraits of Palestinian suicide bombers with anti-Israeli captions that glorify their deaths.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  3. Exhibit glorifies Palestinian suicide bombers

    A state-funded museum in Paris is causing outrage among France's Jewish community for a photo exhibit that calls Palestinian suicide bombers "martyrs." The exhibit of work by Palestinian photographer Ahlam Shibli, which started last week at the Jeu de Paume, features dozens of photographs with captions that glorify dead members of Palestinian groups.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fox News

Quotes

  1. "We're fighting a war over there because the enemy attacked us first," Cheney said. "These are men who glorify murder and suicide. Terrorists are defined entirely by their hatreds."
    on May 26, 2007 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: Washington Post

  2. "I hope that it causes us to reflect a little bit more broadly on the degree to which we do accept violence in various forms all the time in our society. We glorify it. We encourage it. We ignore it, and it's heartbreaking, and it has to stop,"...
    on Mar 30, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: WISC

  3. "It cannot be used as a political tool by a prime minister who wants to pick up an issue and run with it in order to glorify himself. The public are very sceptical about this," Mr Turnbull told ABC Radio. "It has to come from the grassroots....
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Malcolm Turnbull Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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