adoration

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French adoration, from Latin adōrātiō, adōrātiōnem (worship, adoration), from adōrō (beseech; adore, worship), from ad (to, towards) + ōrō (beg). adore +‎ -ation

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  • IPA(key): /ˌæ.dəˈɹeɪ.ʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: ad‧o‧ra‧tion

Noun[edit]

adoration (countable and uncountable, plural adorations)

  1. (countable) An act of religious worship.
    • a. 1779, David Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
      We incessantly look forward, and endeavour, by prayers, adoration, and sacrifice, to appease those unknown powers, whom we find, by experience, so able to afflict and oppress us.
  2. (uncountable) Admiration or esteem.
  3. (uncountable) The act of adoring; loving devotion or fascination.
  4. (historical) The selection of a pope by acclamation and before any formal ballot (excluded as a voting method in 1621 by Pope Gregory XV).
  5. (religion) Worship of Christ in the Eucharistic host in the Catholic Church, often while exposed in a monstrance.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin adōrātiō, adōrātiōnem (worship, adoration), from adōrō (beseech; adore, worship), from ad (to, towards) + ōrō (beg).

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adoration f (plural adorations)

  1. adoration
  2. (religion) adoration

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