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Adore vs. Worship

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Adoreverb

To worship.

Worshipnoun

(obsolete) The condition of being worthy; honour, distinction.

Adoreverb

To love with one's entire heart and soul; regard with deep respect and affection.

‘It is obvious to everyone that Gerry adores Heather.’;

Worshipnoun

The devotion accorded to a deity or to a sacred object.

Adoreverb

To be very fond of.

Worshipnoun

The religious ceremonies that express this devotion.

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Adoreverb

(obsolete) To adorn.

Worshipnoun

(by extension) Voluntary, utter submission; voluntary, utter deference.

Adoreverb

To worship with profound reverence; to pay divine honors to; to honor as a deity or as divine.

‘Bishops and priests, . . . bearing the host, which he [James II.] publicly adored.’;

Worshipnoun

(also by extension) Ardent love.

Adoreverb

To love in the highest degree; to regard with the utmost esteem and affection; to idolize.

‘The great mass of the population abhorred Popery and adored Monmouth.’;

Worshipnoun

An object of worship.

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Adoreverb

To adorn.

‘Congealed little drops which do the morn adore.’;

Worshipnoun

Honour; respect; civil deference.

Adoreverb

love intensely;

‘he just adored his wife’;

Worshipverb

(transitive) To reverence (a deity, etc.) with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honour of.

Adoreverb

love and respect (someone) deeply

‘he adored his mother’;

Worshipverb

(transitive) To honour with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize.

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Adoreverb

like very much

‘she adores Mexican cuisine’;

Worshipverb

(intransitive) To participate in religious ceremonies.

‘We worship at the church down the road.’;

Adoreverb

worship; venerate

‘he adored the Sacred Host’;

Worshipnoun

Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness.

‘A man of worship and honour.’; ‘Elfin, born of noble state,And muckle worship in his native land.’;

Worshipnoun

Honor; respect; civil deference.

‘Of which great worth and worship may be won.’; ‘Then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.’;

Worshipnoun

Hence, a title of honor, used in addresses to certain magistrates and others of rank or station.

‘My father desires your worships' company.’;

Worshipnoun

The act of paying divine honors to the Supreme Being; religious reverence and homage; adoration, or acts of reverence, paid to God, or a being viewed as God.

‘The worship of God is an eminent part of religion, and prayer is a chief part of religious worship.’;

Worshipnoun

Obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant admiration; adoration.

‘'T is your inky brows, your black silk hair,Your bugle eyeballs, nor your cheek of cream,That can my spirits to your worship.’;

Worshipnoun

An object of worship.

‘In attitude and aspect formed to beAt once the artist's worship and despair.’;

Worshipverb

To respect; to honor; to treat with civil reverence.

‘Our grave . . . shall have a tongueless mouth,Not worshiped with a waxen epitaph.’; ‘This holy image that is man God worshipeth.’;

Worshipverb

To pay divine honors to; to reverence with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honor of; to adore; to venerate.

‘But God is to be worshiped.’; ‘When all our fathers worshiped stocks and stones.’;

Worshipverb

To honor with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize.

‘With bended knees I daily worship her.’;

Worshipverb

To perform acts of homage or adoration; esp., to perform religious service.

‘Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.’; ‘Was it for this I have loved . . . and worshiped in silence?’;

Worshipnoun

the activity of worshipping

Worshipnoun

a feeling of profound love and admiration

Worshipverb

love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol;

‘Many teenagers idolized the Beatles’;

Worshipverb

show devotion to (a deity);

‘Many Hindus worship Shiva’;

Worshipverb

attend religious services;

‘They worship in the traditional manner’;

Worship

Worship is an act of religious devotion usually directed towards a deity. For many, worship is not about an emotion, it is more about a recognition of a God.

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