worship [{{t}}'wɜ:ʃɪp] ( {{}}British{{}} pt & pp worshipped, cont worshipping, {{}}American{{}} pt & pp worshiped, cont worshiping)
1 noun
(a) {{}}Religion{{}} (service) culte m, office m; (liturgy) liturgie f; (adoration) adoration f;
church worship office m religieux;
an act of worship (veneration) un acte de dévotion; (service) un culte, un office;
freedom of worship la liberté de culte;
place of worship lieu m de culte;
hours of worship heures fpl des offices
(b) {{}}figurative{{}} (veneration) adoration f, culte m;
the rock star has become an object of worship la rock star est devenue un véritable objet de culte;
the worship of wealth and power le culte de l'argent et du pouvoir
2 transitive verb
(a) {{}}Religion{{}} adorer, vénérer;
worship the Lord! adorez ou vénérez le Seigneur!;
they worshipped Venus ils rendaient un culte à Vénus, ils adoraient Vénus
(b) (person) adorer, vénérer; (money, possessions) vouer un culte à, avoir le culte de;
he worships his mother il adore sa mère;
they worshipped the ground she walked on ils vénéraient jusqu'au sol sur lequel elle marchait
3 intransitive verb
faire ses dévotions;
the church where she worshipped for ten years l'église où elle a fait ses dévotions pendant dix ans;
they worshipped at the temple of Apollo ils faisaient leurs dévotions au temple d'Apollon;
{{}}figurative{{}} to worship at the altar of success vouer un culte au succès
4 Worship noun
{{}}British{{}} {{}}formal{{}} (in titles)
His Worship the Mayor monsieur le Maire;
Your Worship (to judge) monsieur le Juge; (to mayor) monsieur le Maire

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