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!
- a·dor·er, noun
- a·dor·ing·ly, adverb
- un·a·dored, adjective
- un·a·dor·ing, adjective
- un·a·dor·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use adore in a sentence
Ordinarily, I find this trait to be off-putting rather than sweet, even though it’s just the kind of personalization Army adores.BTS’s new album is sublime comfort pop for the soul in lockdown | Aja Romano | November 20, 2020 | Vox
They adored soul music, high-hold mousse and shared the energy of yupped-up slicksters or corner office-contenders, but were too naturally pasty and left-leaning to be real proto-Patrick Bateman-types.Almost anarchy: The Style Council and the smooth sounds of sophisti-pop | Mina Tavakoli | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
And, almost without exception, they adore soccer, the Barcelona “futbol” club and superstar Lionel Messi.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories | by Melissa Sanchez | November 19, 2020 | ProPublica
It’s just hard for Republicans to talk about because so many of them adore the president.Politics Report: Winners and Losers Special Edition | Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts | November 7, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Because her adoring father, Elliott, had died of alcoholism, she leaned on her swashbuckling Uncle Ted for guidance.A modest rebel: The paradoxical personality of Eleanor Roosevelt | Douglas Brinkley | November 6, 2020 | Washington Post
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 | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Oliver Jones | October 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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' | Tim Teeman | September 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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’ | Marlow Stern | September 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Williams was always busy making the rest of us happy, and we absolutely adored him for it.
The Senora Moreno's heart broke within her, when those words passed her lips to her adored Felipe.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
I left dear little Weimar two days ago, and parted from our adored Liszt a week ago to-day.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
Buzot adored Madame Roland as the inspiration of his mind, as the idol of his worship.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
Is it quite true that Simon, called the Magician, was adored among the Romans?A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
His party was very strong, but it is very doubtful whether his disciples adored him; St. Justin is the only one who believes it.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
British Dictionary definitions for adore
(tr) to love intensely or deeply
to worship (a god) with religious rites
(tr) informal to like very much: I adore chocolate
- adorer, noun
- adoring, adjective
- adoringly, adverb
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