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adore

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1 to feel passion, devotion, or tenderness for
  • an attentive, solicitous husband who clearly adores his wife
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carry a torch for (or carry the torch for), fall for, lose one's heart (to)

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2 to love or admire too much
  • The teen adores her older sister so much that she cannot see her faults.
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3 to offer honor or respect to (someone) as a divine power
  • worshippers adoring the deity
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4 to take pleasure in
  • I adore those earrings—wherever did you get them?
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be partial to, get a kick out of (or charge), go for, have a soft spot for, take to

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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


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