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Roget category 990

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.5. Religious affections
›› 6.5.4. Acts of religion

#990. Worship


worship, adoration, devotion, aspiration, homage, service, humiliationkneeling, genuflection, prostration.
prayer, invocation, supplication, rogation, intercession, orison, holy breathingpetition etc. (request) 765collect, litany, Lord's prayer, paternoster [Lat.]beadrolllatria, dulia, hyperdulia, vigilsrevivalcultanxious meeting, camp meetingebenezer, virginal.
thanksgivinggiving thanks, returning thanksgrace, praise, glorification, benediction, doxology, hosannahallelujah, allelujahTe Deum [Lat.], non nobis Domine [Lat.], nunc dimittis [Lat.]paeanbenschen [G.]Ave Maria, O Salutaris, Sanctus [Lat.], The Annunciation, Tersanctus, Trisagion.
psalm, psalmodyhymn, plain song, chant, chaunt, response, anthem, motetantiphon, antiphony.
oblation, sacrifice, incense, libationburnt offering, heave offering, votive offeringoffertory.
disciplineself-discipline, self-examination, self-denialfasting.
divine service, office, dutyexercisesmorning prayermass, matins, evensong, vespersundernsong, tierceholyday etc. (rites) 998.
worshipper, congregation, communicant, celebrant.


worship, lift up the heart, aspirerevere etc. 928adore, do service, pay homagehumble oneself, kneelbow the knee, bend the kneefall down, fall on one's kneesprostrate oneself, bow down and worship.
pray, invoke, supplicateput up, offer up prayers, offer petitionsbeseech etc. (ask) 765say one's prayers, tell one's beads.
return thanks, give thankssay grace, bless, praise, laud, glorify, magnify, sing praisesgive benediction, lead the choir, intonedeacon, deacon off propitiate [U.S.], offer sacrifice, fast, deny oneselfvow, offer vows, give alms.
work out one's salvationgo to churchattend service, attend masscommunicate etc. (rite) 998.


worshipping etc. v. — devout, devotional, reverent, pure, solemnfervid etc. (heartfelt) 821.


hallelujah, allelujah! , hosanna!, glory be to God!, O Lord!, pray God that!, God grant, God bless, God save, God forbid!, sursum corda [Lat.].


making their lives a prayer" [Whittier]; ora et labora [Lat.]prayers ardent open heaven" [Young].

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