Dictionary.com

adore

[ uh-dawr, uh-dohr ]
/ 蓹藞d蓴r, 蓹藞do蕣r /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: adore / adored / adores / adoring on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object), a路dored, a路dor路ing.
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!
verb (used without object), a路dored, a路dor路ing.
to worship.
QUIZ
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as鈥

Origin of adore

1275鈥1325; <Latin ad艒r膩re to speak to, pray, worship, equivalent to ad-ad- + 艒r膩re to speak, beg (see oral); replacing Middle English aour(i)e<Old French aourer<Latin

OTHER WORDS FROM adore

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use adore in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for adore

adore
/ (蓹藞d蓴藧) /

verb
(tr) to love intensely or deeply
to worship (a god) with religious rites
(tr) informal to like very muchI adore chocolate

Derived forms of adore

adorer, nounadoring, adjectiveadoringly, adverb

Word Origin for adore

C15: via French from Latin ad艒r膩re, from ad- to + 艒r膩re to pray
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK