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worship

verb uk   /ˈwɜː.ʃɪp/ us    /ˈwɝː-/ (-pp- or US also -p-)

worship verb (RELIGION)

C1 [T] to have or show a strong feeling of respect and admiration for God or a god: On the island the people worshipped different gods. [I] to go to a religious ceremony: They socialize together and worship in the same mosque. The poll showed that over 40 percent of Americans worship on a weekly basis.
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worship verb (ADMIRE)

C1 [T] to love, respect, and admire someone or something very much, often without noticing the bad qualities of that person or thing: Her parents worship her. As a child, I worshipped my older brother.

worship

noun uk   /ˈwɜː.ʃɪp/ us    /ˈwɝː-/

worship noun (RELIGION)

C2 [U] the act of worshipping God or a god, often through praying or singing: daily acts of worship Christian/Sikh/Muslim worship For Jews, the synagogue is the centre for community worship and study. Local people have complained about improperly dressed tourists entering places of worship (= buildings for religious ceremonies or private prayer).
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worship noun (ADMIRATION)

[U] disapproving a lot of love or admiration for a particular thing or person, often when this is considered too much: We're in an era of fitness and health worship.

worship noun (TITLE)

His, Your, etc. Worship mainly UK formal used as a title of respect when speaking to or about a mayor or a magistrate : His Worship the Mayor will present the awards. [as form of address] Thank you, Your Worship.
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