adoration

noun ad·o·ra·tion \ ˌa-də-ˈrā-shən \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of adoration

: the act of adoring : the state of being adored

Examples of adoration in a Sentence

  1. They looked at the baby in adoration.

  2. The doctor has earned the adoration of his patients.

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Origin and Etymology of adoration

borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, borrowed from Latin adōrātiōn-, adōrātiō, from adōrāre "to venerate, adore" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action


ADORATION Defined for English Language Learners

adoration

noun

Definition of adoration for English Language Learners

  • : strong feelings of love or admiration


ADORATION Defined for Kids

adoration

noun ad·o·ra·tion \ ˌa-də-ˈrā-shən \

Definition of adoration for Students

: deep love


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