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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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 Madrileños adore their city for its perpetually sunny skies, majestic architecture, and quiet corners. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "Plan a Summer Stay in Salesas, Madrid’s Smallest Neighborhood," 25 May 2019 Rihanna also adores the technical aspects of the design process. Teen Vogue, "See Every Look From Rihanna’s Debut Fenty Collection," 23 May 2019 Venus in Taurus adores art, music, physical touch, and good food. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What May’s Capricorn Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 30 Apr. 2019 Scroll down to find out how to pull off these DIY flower arrangements your mother will adore. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Gorgeous Mother's Day Flowers You Can Arrange Yourself," 30 Apr. 2019 For his entire life, James was adored and admired as a son, brother, husband, father and friend. courant.com, "James S. Larkin," 3 June 2018 His friends adore her and nobody notices the age difference. Melody Chiu, PEOPLE.com, "Scott Disick & Sofia Richie 'Hashed It Out' After He Was Spotted Looking Flirty with Mystery Woman," 7 June 2018 Of course, fans absolutely adored the sentimental post. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Donnie Wahlberg Planned the Most Outrageous Date for His Wife Jenny McCarthy," 23 Mar. 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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adoratory

adorbs

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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 How to pronounce adore (audio) \
adored; adoring

Kids Definition of adore

2 : to be very fond of

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