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: the act of adoring : the state of being adored
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15th century, in the meaning defined above
borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, borrowed from Latin adōrātiōn-, adōrātiō, from adōrāre "to venerate, adore" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action
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: strong feelings of love or admiration
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: deep love
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to make amends
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