Glorified vs Glorify - What's the difference?

glorified | glorify |

As verbs the difference between glorified and glorify

is that glorified is past tense of glorify while glorify is to exalt, or give glory or praise to (something or someone.

As an adjective glorified

is transformed into something glorious (often used sarcastically.




  • (glorify)
  • They sang hymns that glorified God.


    (en adjective)
  • transformed into something glorious (often used sarcastically)
  • Her teaching degree was little more than a glorified babysitting course.
    1959 Andrew Gray, "A treatise on gyrostatics and rotational motion"
  • :* The gyroscope is however merely a glorified spinning top ...
  • 1986 Roy Lubove, "The Struggle for Social Security, 1900-1935"
  • :* Voluntary thrift, embodied in industrial insurance, nurtured character, but social insurance was merely a glorified form of poor law legislation.
  • 2004 Lloyd Manning Wells, "From Anzio to the Alps: an American soldier's story"
  • :* If the captain was only a glorified first aid man as he claimed, the emphasis has to be on the glory he deserved for the way in which he did his job.
  • English sarcastic terms




  • to exalt, or give glory or praise to (something or someone)
  • to make (something) appear to be more glorious than it is
  • to worship or extol