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What does "Worship" mean?


(a.) An object of worship (a.) Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness (a.) Hence, a title of honor, used in addresses to certain magistrates and others of rank or station (a.) Honor; respect; civil deference (a.) Obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant admiration; adoration (a.) 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 (v. i.) To perform acts of homage or adoration; esp., to perform religious service (v. t.) To honor with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize (v. t.) To pay divine honors to; to reverence with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honor of; to adore; to venerate (v. t.) To respect; to honor; to treat with civil reverence

Synonyms revere, adoration, idolize, hero-worship

Example: "They worship in the traditional manner" Example: "Many Hindus worship Shiva"

Word Family worshipful, worshipped, worshipper, worshippers, worshipping, worships