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adore

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Verb (transitive)
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a=dore
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2 in 2 verses (in OT : 2 in 2 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

adorev. t. [OE. aouren, anouren, adoren, OF. aorer, adorer, F. adorer, fr. L. adorare; ad + orare to speak, pray, os, oris, mouth. In OE. confused with honor, the French prefix a- being confused with OE. a, an, on. See Oral.].
  •  To worship with profound reverence; to pay divine honors to; to honor as a deity or as divine.  [1913 Webster]
    "Bishops and priests, . . . bearing the host, which he [James II.] publicly adored."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To love in the highest degree; to regard with the utmost esteem and affection; to idolize.  [1913 Webster]
    "The great mass of the population abhorred Popery and adored Monmouth."  [1913 Webster]
adorev. t. 
     To adorn.  [1913 Webster]
    "Congealed little drops which do the morn adore."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

adore, v.tr.
1 regard with honour and deep affection.
2 a worship as divine. b RC Ch. offer reverence to (the Host etc.).
3 colloq. like very much.

Derivative
adoration n. adoring adj. adoringly adv.
Etymology
ME f. OF aourer f. L adorare worship (as AD-, orare speak, pray)

DEVIL DICTIONARY

adore

v.t. To venerate expectantly.

THESAURUS

adore

accord respect to, admire, adulate, affection, apotheosize, appreciate, bask in, be pleased with, cherish, coddle, dearly love, defer to, deify, delight in, derive pleasure from, devour, do homage to, do service, dote, dote on, eat up, enjoy, entertain respect for, esteem, exalt, extol, fancy, favor, feast on, freak out on, get high on, gloat over, groove on, hallow, hero-worship, hold dear, hold in esteem, hold in reverence, honor, idolize, indulge, indulge in, laud, like, look up to, love, love to distraction, luxuriate in, pamper, pay homage to, praise, prize, regard, rejoice in, relish, respect, revel in, revere, reverence, riot in, savor, smack the lips, spoil, swim in, take pleasure in, think highly of, think much of, think well of, treasure, value, venerate, wallow in, worship

ROGET THESAURUS

adore

Worship

VB worship, lift up the heart, aspire, revere, adore, do service, pay homage, humble oneself, kneel, bow the knee, bend the knee, fall down, fall on one's knees, prostrate oneself, bow down and worship, pray, invoke, supplicate, put up, offer up prayers, offer petitions, beseech, say one's prayers, tell one's beads, return thanks, give thanks, say grace, bless, praise, laud, glorify, magnify, sing praises, give benediction, lead the choir, intone, deacon, deacon off propitiate, offer sacrifice, fast, deny oneself, vow, offer vows, give alms, work out one's salvation, go to church, attend service, attend mass, communicate.

Love

VB love, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with, affection, be in love with, have a love, for, entertain a love, for, harbor cherish a love, for, regard, revere, take to, bear love to, be wedded to, set one's affections on, make much of, feast one's eyes on, hold dear, prize, hug, cling to, cherish, pet, burn, adore, idolize, love to distraction, aimer eperdument, dote on, dote upon, take a fancy to, look sweet upon, become enamored, fall in love with, lose one's heart, desire, excite love, win the heart, gain the heart, win the affections, gain the affections, secure the love, engage the affections, take the fancy of have a place in the heart, wind round the heart, attract, attach, endear, charm, fascinate, captivate, bewitch, seduce, enamor, enrapture, turn the head, get into favor, ingratiate oneself, insinuate oneself, worm oneself, propitiate, curry favor with, pay one's court to, faire l'aimable, set one's cap at, flirt.


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