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worship

wor·ship

worship

 
 
pronunciation:
wuhr shihp
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: reverent devotion, honor, and love shown to a deity or to an object considered sacred.
synonyms:
adoration, piety, reverence, veneration
similar words:
awe, deference, devotion, glory, homage, love, praise, prayer
definition 2: religious observances or ceremonies that express such devotion.
synonyms:
devotion, service
similar words:
adoration, celebration, ceremony, church, liturgy, observance, prayer, reverence, rite, ritual
definition 3: adoring or devoted regard.
her worship of fine foods
synonyms:
adoration, love
similar words:
admiration, devotion, esteem, idolization, reverence
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: worshiped, worshiping, worships
definition 1: to render religious devotion, honor, and love to.
synonyms:
adore, revere, reverence, venerate
similar words:
deify, exalt, glorify, honor, idolize, laud, praise, pray to
definition 2: to treat or pursue with devotion or adoration.
synonyms:
admire, adore, idolize, revere
antonyms:
abominate, scorn
similar words:
adulate, deify, dote upon, esteem, exalt, glorify, idealize, lionize, love, respect
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to feel or express worship, esp. through religious ceremony.
synonyms:
adore, pray
similar words:
commune, idolize, meditate
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derivation: worshiper (n.)
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  love, religion