Synonyms and Antonyms of adore

  1. 1 to feel passion, devotion, or tenderness for an attentive, solicitous husband who clearly adores his wife Synonyms love, cherish, worshipRelated Words adulate, canonize, deify, idealize, idolize; revere, reverence, venerate; delight (in), dote (on)Near Antonyms antagonize, displease; disapprove (of), disfavor, dislike; disgust, nauseate, repel, repulse, revolt, sicken, turn offAntonyms abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe

  2. 2 to love or admire too much adores her older sister so much that she cannot see her considerable faults Synonyms idolize, adulate, canonize, deify, dote (on), hero-worship, worshipRelated Words appreciate, cherish, esteem, prize, treasure, value; fancy, favor, like, prefer; regard; hallow, respect, revere, venerate; approve, endorse (also indorse), supportNear Antonyms abhor, abominate, despise, detest, disdain, dislike, hate, loathe; belittle, deprecate, disparage, misprize, put down

  3. 3 to offer honor or respect to (someone) as a divine power the Roman soldier was beheaded for adoring the Christian god Synonyms worship, deify, glorify, revere, reverence, venerateRelated Words admire, honor, love, regard, respect; apotheosize, canonize, dignify, exalt, lionize, magnify; extol (also extoll), laud, praise; delight, gratify, please, satisfyNear Antonyms blaspheme, desecrate, profane, violate; affront, dishonor, disrespect, insult, offend, outrage, pique, ridicule, scorn, slight; displease; defame, disparage, libel, malign, slander, slur, smear

  4. 4 to take pleasure in I adore those earrings—wherever did you get them? Synonyms enjoy, delight (in), dig, fancy, get off (on), groove (on), like, love, rejoice (in), relish, revel (in), savor (also savour)Related Words admire, appreciate, cherish, revere, venerate, worship; prize, treasure, value; devour, drink (in), eat (up), feast (on); dote (on), idolize; cotton (to), favor, prefer; indulge (in), luxuriate (in), wallow (in)Near Antonyms abhor, abominate, detest, dislike, hate, loathe; condemn, despise, scorn

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