One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘their prime purpose is to glorify God’
give praise to, praise, extol, exalt, laud, worship, revere, reverence, venerate, pay homage to, pay tribute to, honour, adore, thank, give thanks to, bless
2‘a poem written to glorify the memory of those men killed in the war’
ennoble, exalt, elevate, lift up, add dignity to, dignify, add lustre to, add distinction to, enhance, increase, augment, promote, boost
praise, sing the praises of, sound the praises of, celebrate, honour, extol, laud, eulogize, hymn, lionize, acclaim, applaud, hail
glamorize, aggrandize, idealize, romanticize, put on a pedestal, enshrine, apotheosize, canonize, immortalize
British informal big up
dated cry up
rare emblazon, panegyrize, heroize
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