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worship

noun

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excessive admiration of or devotion to a person
  • the worship of professional athletes who often turn out to be all too fallible
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worship

verb

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1 to offer honor or respect to (someone) as a divine power
  • The ancient Greeks worshipped many different gods.
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2 to feel passion, devotion, or tenderness for
  • The new father worships his young daughter, and would do anything for her.
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carry a torch for (or carry the torch for), fall for, lose one's heart (to)

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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
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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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