- 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 adored
He was in publicity heaven, a place he adored, and he was full of talk of the future.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
While they adored both music and each other, they were certain that mixing the two would be a bad idea.Viral Video Pioneers: How Pomplamoose is Turning YouTube Stardom Into a Sustainable Profession
October 27, 2014
Rivers thanked "all Joan Rangers" for all the love and support that they had sent to her and her son Cooper, who Rivers adored.Melissa Rivers: Life After Joan—A Funny, Moving Celebration on a Special 'Fashion Police'
September 20, 2014
His father, Carl Reiner, had given him the book to read, and he adored it so he had a real respect for the material.Cary Elwes, aka Westley, Shares Inconceivable Tales From the Making of ‘The Princess Bride’
September 17, 2014
His father was strict and stern, but very fair, and Robin adored him.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure
August 16, 2014
The Rosenfelds adored him, with the single exception of the head of the family.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
She thought only of him; she adored him in the lustre of his legendary nobility.The Dream
I began to tremble all over, as I adored that doll, which had been given to me by my father.
I did not care much for her, as she was cold and affected, but I adored my uncle.
All of them adored and envied my hair, because it was so soft and light and golden.
- (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 adored
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.