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glorify

verb adore, aggrandize, apotheosize, beatify, bless, brighten, canonize, celebrate, deify, elevate, enshrine, enthrone, exalt, extol, glamorize, honor, idolize, immortalize, laud, magnify, make illustrious, overestimate, panegyrize, praise highly, raise, recommend, regard, revere, uplift, venerate
See also: advance, belaud, compound, elevate, honor, magnify, overestimate, raise, recommend, regard
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They see Hollywood as a grand monolithic structure that glorifies violence--especially gun violence--and they posit all sorts of reasons why this menace to society would want our children to kill each other, whether it be greed, stupidity, political efficacy, or the like.
Untitled Sponge Painting (Blue Car Sponge), 1999, composed of burned balsa wood and alkyd paint, glorifies the classic figure eight-shaped sponge as an icon.
The excitable design of a new restaurant in Marina Village in Barcelona glorifies the city's famous football club and by extension Catalonia.
But Mr Elliott, a member of the UUP, said: "I am absolutely disgusted a group of fans of Celtic should seek to promote a song that glorifies terrorism.
RELATIVES of the victims of fugitive Irish serial killer James 'Whitey' Bulger are disgusted at a new US drama show which glorifies his sick crimes.
Now the rest of the city - political leaders (who have for too long stood on the sidelines), churches, families, community groups, businesses, schools and everyone else - must do their part to quash an urban subculture that glorifies criminality and offers too few alternatives to the disadvantaged.
The Green Green Grass Of Home condones the death penalty, Kiss and You Can Keep Your Hat On are blatantly sexist and The Boy From Nowhere glorifies bullfighting.
South Antrim unionist MP David Burnside said: "It glorifies terrorism to call them freedom fighters and put them in the same category as someone like Nelson Mandela.
The one thing that really gets Bonanno worked up, though, is the suggestion that ``Bonanno'' perhaps glorifies the crime and violence of the Mafia.