To worship is to show a lot of love and adoration for something. Religious believers worship gods, and people can worship other people and things too.

Worship is an extreme form of love — it's a type of unquestioning devotion. If you worship God, then you love God so much that you don't question him at all. Going to church is a form of worship — so is prayer. People also use the word worship in other cases. If you love a musician or sports star, you might say, "I worship her!" Or someone might say to you, "Man, you need to wake up and stop worshiping him."

Definitions of worship
  1. noun
    the activity of worshipping
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    apotheosis, deification, exaltation
    the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
    ancestor worship
    worship of ancestors
    prayer, supplication
    the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
    idolisation, idolization
    the act of worshiping blindly and to excess
    adoration, latria
    the worship given to God alone
    idol worship, idolatry
    the worship of idols; the worship of images that are not God
    cultism, devotion, idolatry, veneration
    religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
    autolatry, idiolatry, self-worship
    the worship of yourself
    arborolatry, tree-worship
    the worship of trees
    astrolatry, worship of heavenly bodies
    the worship of planets or stars
    the worship of the cosmos
    demonolatry, devil-worship, diabolatry
    the acts or rites of worshiping devils
    fire-worship, pyrolatry
    the worship of fire
    hagiolatry, hierolatry
    the worship of saints
    heliolatry, sun-worship
    the worship of the sun
    animal-worship, zoolatry
    the worship of animals
    the worship of a single god but without claiming that it is the only god
    moon-worship, selenolatry
    the worship of the moon
    salaah, salaat, salah, salat
    the second pillar of Islam is prayer; a prescribed liturgy performed five times a day (preferably in a mosque) and oriented toward Mecca
    offering words of homage as an act of worship
    (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently)
    benediction, blessing
    the act of praying for divine protection
    the idolization of William Shakespeare
    the worship of sacred images
    Bible-worship, bibliolatry
    the worship of the Bible
    grammatolatry, verbolatry, word-worship
    the worship of words
    symbol-worship, symbolatry, symbololatry
    the worship of symbols
    anthropolatry, worship of man
    the worship of human beings
    gynaeolatry, gyneolatry, woman-worship
    the worship of women
    the worship of a lord because of his rank or title
    miracle-worship, thaumatolatry
    the worship of miracles
    place-worship, topolatry
    the worship of places
    fish-worship, ichthyolatry
    the worship of fish
    ophiolatry, serpent-worship
    the worship of snakes
    a shout or song of praise to God
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    any specific behavior
  2. noun
    a feeling of profound love and admiration
    synonyms: adoration
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    a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
  3. verb
    show devotion to (a deity)
    “Many Hindus worship Shiva”
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    fear, revere, reverence, venerate
    regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
  4. verb
    love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol
    synonyms: hero-worship, idolise, idolize, revere
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    drool over, slobber over
    envy without restraint
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    love intensely
  5. verb
    attend religious services
    “They worship in the traditional manner”
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    offer, offer up
    present as an act of worship
    make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals
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    attend, go to
    be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.
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