- the act of paying honor, as to a divine being; worship.
- reverent homage.
- fervent and devoted love.
- deep love or esteem
- the act of worshipping
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.