As a general rule, one shows zeal for a person, a concept or an object.
- Fans showed their zeal for Bob Dylan and his music by throwing a bash for his sixtieth birthday.
- Knowing Cora’s zeal for justice, I was not surprised that she chose to study law.
- Children must not lose their zeal for building a better world.
One shows zeal in a process or in the pursuit of an activity.
- Your zeal in perfecting that software application will surely earn you high praise, and possibly a raise.
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