adore

[uh-dawr, uh-dohr]
verb (used with object), adored, adoring.
1.
to regard with the utmost esteem, love, and respect; honor.
2.
to pay divine honor to; worship: to adore God.
3.
to like or admire very much: I simply adore the way your hair is done!
verb (used without object), adored, adoring.
4.
to worship.

Origin:
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

adorer, noun
adoringly, adverb
unadored, adjective
unadoring, adjective
unadoringly, adverb


1. idolize; reverence, revere, venerate.


1. abhor.
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adore (əˈdɔː)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to love intensely or deeply
2.  to worship (a god) with religious rites
3.  informal (tr) to like very much: I adore chocolate
 
[C15: via French from Latin adōrāre, from ad- to + ōrāre to pray]
 
a'dorer
 
n
 
a'doring
 
adj
 
a'doringly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

adore
c.1300, "to pay divine honors to," from O.Fr. aourer "to adore, worship" (10c.), from L. adorare "speak to formally, beseech, ask in prayer," in L.L. "to worship," from ad- "to" + 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.

adoring
1650s, "worshipping," prp. adj. from adore (q.v.).
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Adore definition


to worship; to express reverence and homage. The forms of adoration among the Jews were putting off the shoes (Ex. 3:5; Josh. 5:15), and prostration (Gen. 17:3; Ps. 95:6; Isa. 44:15, 17, 19; 46:6). To "kiss the Son" in Ps. 2:12 is to adore and worship him. (See Dan. 3:5, 6.) The word itself does not occur in Scripture.

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Example sentences
Their limo arrived at their prom with adoring onlookers.
He loves his family, takes his responsibilities seriously and truly appreciates
  his adoring public.
The house is furnished in masculine dark woods, with signed photos of adoring
  females on the walls of the den.
When she arrived to open the exhibition, it was to a dazzle of flash
  photography and the crush of an adoring throng.
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