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adore

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verb \ə-ˈdȯr\

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

adoredador·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to worship or honor as a deity or as divine

  3. 2 :  to regard with loving admiration and devotion <adored his wife>

  4. 3 :  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

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>.


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