Definition of glorification in US English:



  • 1The action of describing or representing something as admirable, especially unjustifiably.

    ‘I don't like the glorification of violence’
    ‘a romantic glorification of the past’
    • ‘Was there something about the unashamed glorification of personal achievement that made them feel uncomfortable?’
    • ‘The glorification of greed is causing a disconnect between the interests of the few and the well-being of the many.’
    • ‘The film walks a fine line between the irresponsible glorification of violence and the telling of an allegorical tale to make a philosophical statement.’
    • ‘This ode to education is also reminiscent of the glorification of American education by eighteenth-century male American autobiographers like Benjamin Franklin.’
    • ‘He was opposed to the glorification of violence, and saw physical force only as a last resort if democracy were blocked.’
    • ‘Their glorification of gang violence has set cash registers ringing.’
    • ‘Their mission may be official business, or it may simply be the glorification of their patron.’
    • ‘It's impossible to see how his glorification of violence in hockey is doing anything positive for hockey.’
    • ‘There's a total glorification and acceptance of extreme drug use.’
    • ‘The glorification of such private diplomatic acts spurred the employment of experts in foreign cultures, languages and intelligence.’
  • 2Praise and worship of God.

    ‘worshippers repeat their glorification of God’
    • ‘It is the prayer of the Word of God to the Father through the Spirit - a cosmic act of thanksgiving and glorification.’
    • ‘Liturgy exists for the glorification of God and, consequently, for the sanctification of the worshiping community.’
    • ‘Nature stood as symbolic of the character and glorification of God.’
    • ‘Sincere prayer also furthers the glorification of God, the goal of all creation.’
    • ‘The palm branch is an ancient symbol of rejoicing, triumph and glorification.’
    1. 2.1 The practice of acknowledging and revealing the glory of God by one's actions.
      ‘the purpose of this organization is the glorification of God in all pursuits of life’
      • ‘My passion and death are that definitive liturgy, that glorification of God which is the light and salvation of the world.’
      • ‘In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, sanctification, and glorification.’
      • ‘Sanctification and glorification involve, respectively, the process of and the achievement of "the perfect restoration of God in man".’
      • ‘They could not consistently admit the resurrection and glorification, either of the saints or of Jesus' body.’
      • ‘It also implies faith in the Holy Spirit for the Holy Spirit is the power of God released among us by the glorification of Jesus.’