Definition of adore
- He adored his wife.
- adores pecan pie
He's a good doctor. All his patients adore him.
They adored shopping in all the boutiques.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
carry a torch for (or carry the torch for), fall for, lose one's heart (to);
: to love or admire (someone) very much
: to like or desire (something) very much : to take great pleasure in (something)
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