- 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
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Antonyms for adore
Related Words for adorerdevotee, churchgoer, votary, disciple, adorer, supplicant, communicant, congregant
Examples from the Web for adorer
Historical Examples of adorer
Well, adorer and courtier of the Emperor Alexander, why don't you say anything?War and Peace
She had found an adorer, and had apparently succumbed to his importunities."Seth"
Frances Hodgson Burnett
If Glaucus could not be her slave, neither could he be the adorer of her rival.The Last Days of Pompeii
Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Fiesco is an adorer of the arts, and soon warmed by ennobling scenes.Fiesco or, The Genoese Conspiracy
Her champion seems evidently her admirer, and his father her adorer.Camilla
- (tr) to love intensely or deeply
- to worship (a god) with religious rites
- (tr) informal to like very muchI adore chocolate
Word Origin 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.