John 17 (TLV) 17 Yeshua spoke these things; then, lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, so the Son may glorify You. source
A simple definition: To make glorious, or cause so to appear
So as I see this JESUS was asking the Father to cause it to be so that JESUS would appear (to the world, to us) as Who He really is.
And why did He want to do that?
Could it be so He would be enabled to cause the Father to appear as He is, you think?
Does not the Word say we, you and I, are to bring glory to GOD?
1 Corinthians 10:31 (NKJV) 31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. source
There it is in orange and white.
So everything you and I do – e v e r y t h i n g – even our eating and drinking, day-to-day stuff we have to do to live in this world stuff, all of it we are to do in such a way that we make GOD known doing it!
Now how in the world are we going to do that?!
Perhaps we should follow JESUS example; after-all He did get the job done without nary a hiccup!
This wordier definition of glorify helps me understand. I hope it will you too.
A wordier definition: To glorify God is to extol His attributes—His holiness, faithfulness, mercy, grace, love, majesty, sovereignty, power, and omniscience, to name a few—rehearsing them over and over in our minds and telling others about the singular nature of the salvation only He offers.
This is a lot to think on and I think it will take some practice (a lot of practice) but I think I need to.