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worship

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of worship

  1. excessive admiration of or devotion to a person the worship of professional athletes who often turn out to be all too fallible Synonyms of worship adulation, deification, hero worship, idolatry, idolization, worshipping (also worshiping) Words Related to worship adoration, deference, glorification, reverence, veneration; idealization, romanticization; affection, fancy, favor, fondness, like, liking, love; appreciation, esteem, regard, respect; approval Near Antonyms of worship condemnation, disapproval, disfavor, dislike, dismissal, disregard, hatred, loathing, scorn


worship

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of worship

  1. 1 to offer honor or respect to (someone) as a divine power the ancient Greeks worshipped many different gods Synonyms of worship adore, deify, glorify, revere, reverence, venerate Words Related to worship admire, honor, love, regard, respect; apotheosize, canonize, dignify, exalt, lionize, magnify; extol (also extoll), laud, praise; delight, gratify, please, satisfy Near Antonyms of worship blaspheme, desecrate, profane, violate; affront, dishonor, disrespect, insult, offend, outrage, pique, ridicule, scorn, slight; displease; defame, disparage, libel, malign, slander, slur, smear

  2. 2 to feel passion, devotion, or tenderness for the single father worships his young daughter, and would do anything for her Synonyms of worship adore, cherish, loveWords Related to worship adulate, canonize, deify, idealize, idolize; revere, reverence, venerate; delight (in), dote (on)Near Antonyms of worship antagonize, displease; disapprove (of), disfavor, dislike; disgust, nauseate, repel, repulse, revolt, sicken, turn offAntonyms of worship abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe

  3. 3 to love or admire too much thought that some of her fellow senior citizens worshipped the old days too much, observing that they weren't all good Synonyms of worship adore, adulate, canonize, deify, dote (on), hero-worship, idolizeWords Related to worship appreciate, cherish, esteem, prize, treasure, value; fancy, favor, like, prefer; regard; hallow, respect, revere, venerate; approve, endorse (also indorse), supportNear Antonyms of worship abhor, abominate, despise, detest, disdain, dislike, hate, loathe; belittle, deprecate, disparage, misprize, put down

Synonym Discussion of worship

revere, reverence, venerate, worship, adore mean to honor and admire profoundly and respectfully. revere stresses deference and tenderness of feeling.
    • a professor revered by her students
reverence presupposes an intrinsic merit and inviolability in the one honored and a similar depth of feeling in the one honoring.
    • reverenced the academy's code of honor
venerate implies a holding as holy or sacrosanct because of character, association, or age.
    • heroes still venerated
worship implies homage usually expressed in words or ceremony.
    • worships their memory
adore implies love and stresses the notion of an individual and personal attachment.
    • we adored our doctor


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