verb (used with object), a·dored, a·dor·ing.
verb (used without object), a·dored, a·dor·ing.
Origin of adore
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|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Andrew Romano|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For example, I adore the girl groups of the early 1960s: The Cookies, The Ronettes, The Shangri La's, and so on.
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’|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The people learn his poetry by heart, adore him, and prefer him as their most faithful interpreter and most affectionate friend.Holland, v. 1 (of 2)|Edmondo de Amicis
I thought—well, that Parisian women were very fortunate to have men of genius to adore who adore them.Beatrix|Honore de Balzac
I am neither; but you know all about me, and I always did adore you and always shall.What Katy Did Next|Susan Coolidge
Can you heartily love and adore a sin-hating, sin-avenging God?Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith|Robert Patterson
God is a spirit: and they that adore him must adore him in spirit and in truth.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
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Word Origin for adore
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.