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 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|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|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|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|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|DAILY BEAST
His father was strict and stern, but very fair, and Robin adored him.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure|Joe Morgenstern|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only the cuckoo of our common birds builds so flimsy a nest as the dove's adored darling.Birds Every Child Should Know|Neltje Blanchan
Nor was any mistress ever so beautiful and divine as this one, appointed to possess and be adored by us.A Pessimist|Robert Timsol
As a war nurse she had been adored by the wounded men and fought over by the hospital commandants.The Pagan Madonna|Harold MacGrath
Nevertheless, they had a knowledge of one sole God; and accordingly they adored Him as the principal God, and greater than all.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55|Francisco Colin
Although they (the idols) were destroyed by an unusual storm and hail of stones, yet the spot where we adored them did not perish.Caucasian Legends|A. Goulbat
British Dictionary definitions for adored
Word Origin for adore
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.