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adore

verb \ə-ˈdr\

: to love or admire (someone) very much

: to like or desire (something) very much : to take great pleasure in (something)

adoredador·ing

Full Definition of ADORE

transitive verb
1
:  to worship or honor as a deity or as divine
2
:  to regard with loving admiration and devotion <adored his wife>
3
:  to be very fond of <adores pecan pie>
ador·er noun
ador·ing·ly adverb
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Examples of ADORE

  1. He's a good doctor. All his patients adore him.
  2. They adored shopping in all the boutiques.

Origin of ADORE

Middle English adouren, from Anglo-French aurer, adourer, from Latin adorare, from ad- + orare to speak, pray — more at oration
First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of ADORE

revere, reverence, venerate, worship, adore mean to honor and admire profoundly and respectfully. revere stresses deference and tenderness of feeling <a professor revered by her students>. reverence presupposes an intrinsic merit and inviolability in the one honored and a similar depth of feeling in the one honoring <reverenced the academy's code of honor>. venerate implies a holding as holy or sacrosanct because of character, association, or age <heroes still venerated>. worship implies homage usually expressed in words or ceremony <worships their memory>. adore implies love and stresses the notion of an individual and personal attachment <we adored our doctor>.
ADORE Defined for Kids

adore

verb \ə-ˈdr\
adoredador·ing

Definition of ADORE for Kids

1
:  2worship 1
2
:  to be very fond of

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