- 1Love and respect (someone) deeply: he adored his motherMore example sentences
love dearly, love, be devoted to, dote on, care for, hold dear, cherish, treasure, prize, think the world of, set great store by; admire, hold in admiration, hold in high regard, regard highly, have a high opinion of, look up to, stand in awe of, revere, reverence, idolize, lionize, worship, deify• informal put on a pedestal
- 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.
- 1.1 • informal Like very much: she adores Mexican cuisine (as adjective adoring) a gift from an adoring fanMore example sentences
like, love, have a liking for, be fond of, be keen on, be partial to, have a taste for, have a weakness for, enjoy, delight in, revel in, take pleasure in, relish, savour, rate highly, regard highly• informal be crazy about, be wild about, be potty about, have a thing about, get a kick out of, get a charge out of, get a buzz from, get a thrill from, be hooked on, go a bundle onNorth American • informal be nutso aboutAustralian/New Zealand • informal be shook on
- 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.
- 2Worship; venerate: he adored the Sacred HostMore example sentences
- 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.
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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.
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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.
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin adorare 'to worship', from ad- 'to' + orare 'speak, pray'.