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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.
The poem at once glorifies the soldier in his brave and quiet acceptance of death and glorifies England for having produced such grand soldiers.
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.
Now Fatah TV, controlled by the office of PA head Mahmoud Abbas, is airing a children's show that glorifies a mass murderer of children while trying to create a Mickey Mouse Club atmosphere.
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.
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 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.
The one thing that really gets Bonanno worked up, though, is the suggestion that ``Bonanno'' perhaps glorifies the crime and violence of the Mafia.
It glorifies criminality, relies on sexism and homophobia as punch lines, employs violence to resolve muddle-headed problems, and generally sets black filmmaking back about 60 years.