adore

verb
\ ə-ˈdȯr \
adored; adoring

Definition of adore

transitive verb

1 : to worship or honor as a deity or as divine
2 : to regard with loving admiration and devotion He adored his wife.
3 : to be very fond of adores pecan pie

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Other Words from adore

adorer noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for adore

Synonyms

cherish, love, worship

Antonyms

abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe

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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

Examples of adore in a Sentence

He's a good doctor. All his patients adore him. They adored shopping in all the boutiques.

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Carter, ever the optimist, continued trying to convince adoring GTR fans that everything was on the up-and-up nearly six months after raising $73,000. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "How a CEO fiddled while beloved board game Glory to Rome crashed and burned," 8 Sep. 2018 Unlike most occasions of this sort, this reunion happened in front of a mob of adoring fans. Yvonne Villarreal, latimes.com, "ATX Television Festival: A playground for TV producers and TV fans," 14 June 2018 Since posting the video, Doug has racked up nearly 450,000 views (no small feat for Instagram!) and almost 11,000 comments from his adoring fans. Michelle Profis, Woman's Day, "This Pug Parody of "Beauty and the Beast" is the Only Thing You Need to See Today," 22 Mar. 2017 For those of us who adore furry creatures but don't have the ability to house them ourselves, cat and dog cafes provide fun destinations to get our fill of cuddles. Suzannah Weiss, Teen Vogue, "French Bulldog Cafe Pops Up in London," 9 Aug. 2018 McGrath was born in Northampton, England to a Jamaican single mother named Jean, who adored makeup and instilled a love of cosmetics into her daughter. Baze Mpinja, Allure, "Why Self-Made Boss Pat McGrath Is an Invaluable Asset to the Beauty World," 23 July 2018 That’s the cut that lands on her Instagram minutes later, and that’s the reason her 716,000 followers adore her. Sarah Weinberg, House Beautiful, "It's Always Happy Hour At Emily Henderson's," 12 July 2018 Rita had 18 nieces and nephews who absolutely adored her. courant.com, "Rita Mae Nelson," 7 July 2018 Glenn Martin McNatt, a longtime Baltimore Sun editorial writer and arts columnist who adored James Brown and Bach, died Friday of lung cancer. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "Glenn McNatt, Baltimore Sun editorial writer and arts columnist, dies," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of adore

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for adore

Middle English aouren, adouren, borrowed from Anglo-French aurer, ahourer, adourer (with d restored from Latin), going back to Latin adōrāre "to plead with, appeal to, approach (a god) as a suppliant or worshipper, treat with reverence, admire," from ad- ad- + ōrāre "to pray to, beseech" — more at oration

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adornment

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adore

verb

English Language Learners Definition of adore

: to love or admire (someone) very much

: to like or desire (something) very much : to take great pleasure in (something)

adore

verb
\ ə-ˈdȯr \
adored; adoring

Kids Definition of adore

2 : to be very fond of

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