Definition of adore
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
Examples of adore in a Sentence
He's a good doctor. All his patients adore him.
They adored shopping in all the boutiques.
Recent Examples of adore from the Web
As the Obama administration walked out the door, tributes from adoring media and entertainment outlets drowned out the accusations of abandonment emanating from erstwhile friends and allies of the United States.
Born wild in the icy waters of west Iceland, Wang wrote, he was first netted in 1983 — in an era when killer whales were coveted by marine parks and adored by crowds.
The half-up bun has emerged as the chicest solution, adored by celebs like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner.
He is adored by the public but despised by those who know him.
This, however, has not pleased the Madame Defarges in the press corps, who adore denouncing Gatlin.
Uma loves Tokyo, Kate adores Paris, and Cindy swears by Bogotá.
Pincus settled on a physician named John Rock, a gynecologist respected by his peers and adored by his patients.
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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
ADORE Defined for English Language Learners
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
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