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Devotion vs. Worship

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Devotionnoun

(uncountable) The act or state of devoting or being devoted.

Worshipnoun

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

Devotionnoun

(uncountable) Feeling of strong or fervent affection; dedication

Worshipnoun

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

Devotionnoun

(uncountable) Religious veneration, zeal, or piety.

Worshipnoun

The religious ceremonies that express this devotion.

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Devotionnoun

A prayer often found in the plural

Worshipnoun

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

Devotionnoun

Religious offerings; alms.

Worshipnoun

(also by extension) Ardent love.

Devotionnoun

The act of devoting; consecration.

Worshipnoun

An object of worship.

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Devotionnoun

The state of being devoted; addiction; eager inclination; strong attachment love or affection; zeal; especially, feelings toward God appropriately expressed by acts of worship; devoutness.

‘Genius animated by a fervent spirit of devotion.’;

Worshipnoun

Honour; respect; civil deference.

Devotionnoun

Act of devotedness or devoutness; manifestation of strong attachment; act of worship; prayer.

Worshipverb

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

Devotionnoun

Disposal; power of disposal.

‘They are entirely at our devotion, and may be turned backward and forward, as we please.’;

Worshipverb

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

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Devotionnoun

A thing consecrated; an object of devotion.

‘Churches and altars, priests and all devotions,Tumbled together into rude chaos.’;

Worshipverb

(intransitive) To participate in religious ceremonies.

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

Devotionnoun

feelings of ardent love;

‘their devotion to each other was beautiful’;

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.’;

Devotionnoun

commitment to some purpose;

‘the devotion of his time and wealth to science’;

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.’;

Devotionnoun

religious zeal; willingness to serve God

Worshipnoun

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

‘My father desires your worships' company.’;

Devotionnoun

(usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently);

‘he returned to his devotions’;

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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