Simple Definition of adore
: to love or admire (someone) very much
: to like or desire (something) very much : to take great pleasure in (something)
Full Definition of adore
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>
Examples of adore in a sentence
He's a good doctor. All his patients adore him.
They adored shopping in all the boutiques.
Origin and Etymology 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
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