verb \ə-ˈdr\

: to love or admire (someone) very much

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


Full Definition of ADORE

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

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


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