- to regard with the utmost esteem, love, and respect; honor.
- to pay divine honor to; worship: to adore God.
- to like or admire very much: I simply adore the way your hair is done!
- to worship.
Origin of adore
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Examples from the Web for adore
Nutrition nannies scorn hot dogs, but there are plenty of happy eaters who adore them.The Jersey Shore’s Biggest Weiners Are at Jimmy Buff’s
Jane & Michael Stern
June 15, 2014
Well, in any case, Tina and moi are now close personal friends and we adore each other.Exclusive: Kermit the Frog Grills Miss Piggy About ‘Muppets Most Wanted,’ Dating, and Hollywood
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy
March 22, 2014
To stick around any longer—as much as I adore Rust and Marty and the whole Carcosa mystery—would have broken the spell.‘True Detective’ Finale Review: Close to Perfection
March 10, 2014
For example, I adore the girl groups of the early 1960s: The Cookies, The Ronettes, The Shangri La's, and so on.Why Grown-Ups Should Give One Direction a Chance
November 25, 2013
They adore spending time with each other, especially when Elsa uses her secret power to make it snow inside the castle.‘Frozen’ Is the Best Disney Film Since ‘The Lion King’
November 25, 2013
I adore that car, Katy, and I don't know how I have ever kept my fingers off it this long.Her Father's Daughter
Was this the way you used to take to make us all adore you as we did?Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
Unfortunately for my peace of mind, I adore but too readily.Little Dorrit
I adore the sea and the plain, but I neither care for mountains nor for forests.
I adore having people come to see me, and I detest going to see them.
- (tr) to love intensely or deeply
- to worship (a god) with religious rites
- (tr) informal to like very muchI adore chocolate
Word Origin and History for adore
late 14c., aouren, "to worship, pay divine honors to, bow down before," from Old French aorer "to adore, worship, praise" (10c.), from Latin adorare "speak to formally, beseech, ask in prayer," in Late Latin "to worship," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + orare "speak formally, pray" (see orator). Meaning "to honor very highly" is attested from 1590s; weakened sense of "to be very fond of" emerged by 1880s. Related: Adored; adoring.