adore

[ uh-dawr, uh-dohr ]
/ əˈdɔr, əˈdoʊr /

verb (used with object), a·dored, a·dor·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·dored, a·dor·ing.

to worship.

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Origin of adore

1275–1325; <Latin adōrāre to speak to, pray, worship, equivalent to ad-ad- + ōrāre to speak, beg (see oral); replacing Middle English aour(i)e<Old French aourer<Latin

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British Dictionary definitions for adore

adore
/ (əˈdɔː) /

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 adōrāre, from ad- to + ōrāre to pray
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