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adore

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of adore

  1. 1 to feel passion, devotion, or tenderness for <an attentive, solicitous husband who clearly adores his wife> Synonyms love, cherish, worshipRelated Words adulate, canonize, deify, idealize, idolize; revere, reverence, venerate; delight (in), dote (on)Near Antonyms antagonize, displease; disapprove (of), disfavor, dislike; disgust, nauseate, repel, repulse, revolt, sicken, turn offAntonyms abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe

  2. 2 to love or admire too much <adores her older sister so much that she cannot see her considerable faults> Synonyms idolize, adulate, canonize, deify, dote (on), hero-worship, worshipRelated Words appreciate, cherish, esteem, prize, treasure, value; fancy, favor, like, prefer; regard; hallow, respect, revere, venerate; approve, endorse (also indorse), supportNear Antonyms abhor, abominate, despise, detest, disdain, dislike, hate, loathe; belittle, deprecate, disparage, misprize, put down

  3. 3 to offer honor or respect to (someone) as a divine power <the Roman soldier was beheaded for adoring the Christian god> Synonyms worship, deify, glorify, revere, reverence, venerateRelated Words admire, honor, love, regard, respect; apotheosize, canonize, dignify, exalt, lionize, magnify; extol (also extoll), laud, praise; delight, gratify, please, satisfyNear Antonyms blaspheme, desecrate, profane, violate; affront, dishonor, disrespect, insult, offend, outrage, pique, ridicule, scorn, slight; displease; defame, disparage, libel, malign, slander, slur, smear

  4. 4 to take pleasure in <I adore those earrings—wherever did you get them?> Synonyms enjoy, delight (in), dig, fancy, get off (on), groove (on), like, love, rejoice (in), relish, revel (in), savor (also savour)Related Words admire, appreciate, cherish, revere, venerate, worship; prize, treasure, value; devour, drink (in), eat (up), feast (on); dote (on), idolize; cotton (to), favor, prefer; indulge (in), luxuriate (in), wallow (in)Near Antonyms abhor, abominate, detest, dislike, hate, loathe; condemn, despise, scorn




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