- 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
SynonymsSee more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
Examples from the Web for adores
He might not have done Birdman either, a film that Keaton now adores.Michael Keaton, Newly Relevant, Soars Into the Spotlight in ‘Birdman’
October 12, 2014
Celeste Price is a sexy, attractive 26-year-old eighth-grade teacher with a perfect body, married to a wealthy man who adores her.The Modern ‘Lolita’: Dramatizing the Mind of a Female Pedophile in Alissa Nutting’s ‘Tampa’
June 28, 2013
She adores feeding the horses an apple, or even a wedge of cheese.Working in The Royal Archives and Dreaming Up a Novel
October 16, 2012
The Royalist adores this video by the British Monarchist Society.Classic Diamond Queen Video
May 1, 2012
Though Walker says she adores her picturesque home in Hawaii, she is considering returning to a world filled with more people.Rebecca Walker’s ‘Black Cool’ Promotes the Non-Material Side of Black Culture
February 4, 2012
He adores her, and he'd kill everybody if he could, when he sees her go supperless to bed.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He cannot doubt the woman he adores: for he adores her because he believes and has proved her to be above all doubt.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
But you see Sir Peter adores me so that he hastens to gratify my smallest wish.The First Violin
He adores me, and I have only to give him a look to make him obey.The Downfall
Mind you, I adore father, and he adores me; most people adore me; but I must do what I like.The Education of Eric Lane
- (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 adores
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.