adore

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verb \ə-ˈdȯr\

Definition of adore

adored

;

adoring

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to worship or honor as a deity or as divine

  3. 2 :  to regard with loving admiration and devotion He adored his wife.

  4. 3 :  to be very fond of adores pecan pie

adorer

noun

Examples of adore in a sentence

  1. He's a good doctor. All his patients adore him.

  2. They adored shopping in all the boutiques.

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Origin and Etymology of adore

Middle English adouren, from Anglo-French aurer, adourer, from Latin adorare, from ad- + orare to speak, pray — more at oration


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of adore

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

ADORE Defined for English Language Learners

adore

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verb \ə-ˈdȯr\

Definition of adore for English Language Learners

  • : to love or admire (someone) very much

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


ADORE Defined for Kids

adore

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verb \ə-ˈdȯr\

Definition of adore for Students

adored

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adoring

  1. 1 :  2worship 1

  2. 2 :  to be very fond of



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