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"worship" in British English

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worshipverb

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

worshipnoun

uk   /ˈwɜː.ʃɪp/ us   /ˈwɝː.ʃɪp/
  • 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 (TITLE)

His, Your, etc. Worship 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.
(Definition of worship from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"worship" in American English

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worshipverb

us   /ˈwɜr·ʃɪp/
  • worship verb (PRAY)

[I/T] -p-, -pp- to pray to God or a god: [I] They went on a pilgrimage to India to worship at the holy Buddhist shrines there.
[I/T] -p-, -pp- To worship is also to go regularly to a place for religious ceremonies: [I] They work for the same company, socialize together, and worship at the same church.
  • worship verb (ADMIRE)

[T] to feel a lot of love and admiration for someone or something: As kids, we worshiped our Aunt Martha, who let us sleep late and took us to great places.

worshipnoun [U]

us   /ˈwɜr·ʃɪp/
  • worship noun [U] (PRAYER)

A house/place of worship is a building for religious ceremonies and prayer.
(Definition of worship from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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