- 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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Related Wordsrevere, admire, cherish, idolize, worship, glorify, prize, treasure, exalt, venerate, dig, esteem, reverence, honor
Examples from the Web for adoring
The process of co-opting black music and selling it back to the adoring public in whiteface is as American as apple pie.The Cultural Crimes of Iggy Azalea
December 29, 2014
Chestnut was last, carried on a yellow chariot through a sea of adoring fans.How to Stomach a Hot Dog Eating Contest
July 5, 2014
His mere existence is met alternately with thousands of adoring cheers or thousands of hateful jeers.Why Do You Hate Justin Bieber?
December 26, 2013
Adoring crowds stand and sit transfixed, cheering and waving Thai flags as the charismatic Suthep Thaugsuban thunders away.Thai Opposition: Yingluck Will Leave Or Die
December 23, 2013
On its way to the stadium, the team passes through the Grove down the Walk of Champions, mobbed by adoring fans.Ole Miss Football Games Unite a Son and His Aging Father
November 16, 2013
From across the Street the boy watched her with adoring, humble eyes.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Love brooded above and around him—timid, chidden, but absolute, adoring.Southern Lights and Shadows
They one and all hated Wagner, adoring Chopin's magic music.Melomaniacs
Probably it utterly escaped the adoring eyes of their father.The Twins of Suffering Creek
There could be no doubt that she had loved the man in her girlish, adoring fashion.The Hound From The North
- (tr) to love intensely or deeply
- to worship (a god) with religious rites
- (tr) informal to like very muchI adore chocolate
Word Origin and History for adoring
1650s, "worshipping," present participle adjective from adore. Related: Adoringly.
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.