adore

verb
\ ə-ˈdȯr How to pronounce adore (audio) \
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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He was adored by his 3 children, 9 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. orlandosentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 6/23," 21 June 2019 But he is adored by the party members in the country who cherish his Bertie Wooster-with-a-thesaurus speeches and flamboyant style. The Economist, "And then there were two," 20 June 2019 With more than 100 5-star reviews, this blanket is clearly adored for its comfort and softness. Samantha Gordon, USA TODAY, "18 amazing deals from Anthropologie's huge summer sale," 19 June 2019 Friends and family have described Hausknecht as a humble and generous man who was adored by his patients, volunteered in his community and cared about the environment. Fox News, "Police: Suspect in Bush's doctor's death killed himself," 3 Aug. 2018 She was adored by her 18 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Barbara Rosenthal," 24 June 2018 Dottie has been known throughout her life for her joyful giving spirit and has been truly adored by her family and friends, as well as those fortunate to have known her. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 6/13," 13 June 2018 That anxiety is strongest in cross-country skiing, which is adored with a fervor that stretches back centuries. Author: David Segal, Anchorage Daily News, "As medals pile up, Norway worries: Are we winning too much?," 24 Feb. 2018 Riders adore the free-flying feel of the scooters that have a base the size of a skateboard and can rev up to 15 miles per hour. Washington Post, "Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities," 6 June 2019

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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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Dictionary Entries near adore

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adoratory

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adornment

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The first known use of adore was in the 14th century

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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 How to pronounce adore (audio) \
adored; adoring

Kids Definition of adore

2 : to be very fond of

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