worship (someone or something) as (something)

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worship (someone or something) as (something)

1. To revere, honor, or be devoted to someone or something as a figure or icon of religious significance. His acts of selflessness have been so renowned that he is worshipped as a saint around the world. The tribe worships this statue as a holy idol, their fortune resting on whether or not they please it with the proper rites.
2. To regard someone or something with adoration, admiration, or esteem due to their or its status or position. A lot of people worship her as some kind of heroic figure, a rebel against the established sociopolitical hierarchy of the industry. I know plenty of people who all but worship their phones as their conduit to the rest of the world.
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worship someone as something

to revere or honor one as if one were something divine or special. He worships her as a goddess. She worships her father as a god.
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