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adoration

[ad-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌæd əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of paying honor, as to a divine being; worship.
2.
reverent homage.
3.
fervent and devoted love.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin adōrātiōn- (stem of adōrātiō) worship. See adore, -ation
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adoration

/ˌædəˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
deep love or esteem
2.
the act of worshipping
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adoration

n.

1540s, from Middle French adoration, from Latin adorationem (nominative adoratio) "worship, adoration," noun of action from past participle stem of adorare; see adore, the original sense of which is preserved in this word.

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