Adores vs Worship - What's the difference?

adores | worship |

As a verb adores

is .

As a noun worship is

(british) a form of address of a mayor and other dignitaries.




  • (adore)
  • Anagrams

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  • To worship.
  • *(Tobias Smollett) (1721–1771)
  • *:Bishops and priests,bearing the host, which he [James] publicly adored .
  • To love with one's entire heart and soul; regard with deep respect and affection.
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  • * (1800-1859)
  • *:The great mass of the population abhorred Popery and adored Montouth.
  • To be very fond of.
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  • *:"I ought to arise and go forth with timbrels and with dances; but, do you know, I am not inclined to revels? There has been a little—just a very little bit too much festivity so far …. Not that I don't adore dinners and gossip and dances; not that I do not love to pervade bright and glittering places."
  • (lb) To adorn.
  • *(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • *:Like to the hore / Congealed drops, which do the morn adore .
  • Derived terms

    * adorant * adorative * adorer * adoringly


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  • (obsolete) The condition of being worthy; honour, distinction.
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  • I will be on horsbak said the knyght / thenne was Arthur wrothe and dressid his sheld toward hym with his swerd drawen / whan the knyght sawe that / he a lyghte / for hym thought no worship to haue a knyght at suche auaille he to be on horsbak and he on foot and so he alyght & dressid his sheld vnto Arthur
  • *1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.3:
  • *:Then he forth on his journey did proceede, / To seeke adventures which mote him befall, / And win him worship through his warlike deed.
  • The devotion accorded to a deity or to a sacred object.
  • The religious ceremonies that express this devotion.
  • *(John Tillotson) (1630-1694)
  • *:The worship of God is an eminent part of religion, and prayer is a chief part of religious worship.
  • (by extension) The ardent love of a something.
  • An object of worship.
  • *(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) (1807-1882)
  • *:In attitude and aspect formed to be / At once the artist's worship and despair.
  • Honour; respect; civil deference.
  • *(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • *:of which great worth and worship may be won
  • *(Bible), (w) xiv. 10
  • *:Then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
  • Derived terms

    * freedom of worship * Her Worship * His Worship * house of worship * place of worship * Worship * worshipability * worshipable * worshipful * Worshipful Master * worshipfully * worshipfulness * worshipped * worshipping * worshippingly * worshipworthy * Your Worship


    * adoration * reverence * idolatry


  • To reverence (a deity, etc.) with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honour of.
  • * Shakespeare
  • God is to be worshipped .
  • * Milton
  • When all our fathers worshipped stocks and stones.
  • To honour with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize.
  • * Carew
  • With bended knees I daily worship her.
  • To participate in religious ceremonies.
  • We worship at the church down the road.