Definition of adore in English:

adore

Syllabification: a·dore
Pronunciation: /əˈdôr
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 1Love and respect (someone) deeply: he adored his mother
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    • He loved people, adored our friends and was the life of any party we had at home.
    • While the people who saw him when he was first born adored him, their love for him has become so much greater now that he's developed his own personality.
    • I loved her, adored her and what she represented.
    Synonyms
    love dearly, love, be devoted to, dote on, hold dear, cherish, treasure, prize, think the world of; admire, hold in high regard, look up to, idolize, worship
    informal put on a pedestal
  • 1.1Worship; venerate: he adored the Sacred Host
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    • In worship we adore the Triune God of creation and redemption and He gives Himself in the fullness of grace to His people.
    • Worship and adore the Guru, the Perfect True Guru, and all your sinful residues shall be dispelled.
    • The prize was some small comprehension of the worship of a people, unique because the God it adored and glorified was unique.
    Synonyms
    worship, glorify, praise, revere, reverence, exalt, extol, venerate, pay homage to
    formal laud
    archaic magnify
  • 1.2 informal Like (something or someone) very much: she adores Mexican cuisine (as adjective adoring) blowing a farewell kiss to an adoring crowd
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    • He dropped out of soccer altogether at 14 after being injured in a serious car crash but now regularly plays before 32,000 adoring City fans at Maine Road.
    • There is a group of hardcore fans, which adores the game not bothering who the teams are.
    • Liked, if not adored by fans, Mozegetar has proved both a marvel to listen to and watch in live shows where he exudes a certain passion for what he does.
    Synonyms
    like, love, be very fond of, be very keen on, be partial to, have a weakness for; delight in, relish, savor
    informal be crazy about, be wild about, have a thing about/for/with, be hooked on

Derivatives

adorer

noun
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  • The priests of the parish have made a special appeal for adorers on the First Friday of each month from 1 pm to 7.30 pm.
  • At least two adorers should be present for the chosen hour - more would be welcome.
  • Even Jesus' use of the term ‘Father’ emphasizes the new relationship of true adorers to God and consequently to one another.

adoringly

adverb
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  • He's one of the most powerful and wise men that I will ever know, ‘she says adoringly.’
  • Zoom in, and you see a father gazing adoringly at his son's first footsteps.
  • Round about him, parents stand holding new-born babies while older children sit adoringly at his feet.

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin adorare 'to worship', from ad- 'to' + orare 'speak, pray'.

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