love, honor, or worship as a deity, as God or a god.
3. To like, love, or enjoy intently, often excessively.
Synonyms: admire; be crazy about; be gone on; be mad for; be nuts about; be serious about; be smitten with; be stuck on; be sweet on; be wild about; cherish; delight in; dig; dote on; dote upon; esteem; exalt; fall for; flip over; glorify; go for; groove on; honor; idolize; prize; relish; revel in; revere; reverence; treasure; venerate; worship.
Quotes: Lord Henry Wotton (George Sanders) in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945): ' Being adored is a nuisance. You will discover that women treat us just as humanity treats its gods; they worship us and keep bothering us to do something for them.'