adore (third-person singular simple present adores, present participle adoring, simple past and past participle adored)
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!
1. (transitive) to love intensely or deeply
2. to worship (a god) with religious rites
3. (transitive) (informal) to like very much, I adore chocolate Derived Formsadorer, nounadoring, adjectiveadoringly, adverb Word OriginC15, via French from Latin adōrāre, from ad- to + ōrāre to prayCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
late 14c., aouren, "to worship, pay divine honors to, bow down before," from Old French aorer "to adore, worship, praise" (10c.), from Latin adorare "speak to formally, beseech, ask in prayer," in Late Latin "to worship," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + 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. Related, Adored; adoring.
Lon and the others adore him.
Masjid, sajada, to adore), the house of prayer in the FIG.
(io) Christ, although he was crucified for us, yet did not command us to adore the cross, as the Gospel testifies.
Let them therefore not adore a cross of gold or silver or bronze or stone.
Some of them, who denied that they had ever been Christians, had consented to pray to the gods, to adore the image of the emperor, and to blaspheme Christ; these he had dismissed.
28 we have such a passage as the following:" They also that adore the fire, the burning, by this they themselves recognize that their end shall be in fire.
Then they repeat the "Let us adore," the Lord's Prayer, and read the Gospel (J ohn i.
The Parsis adore fire as the visible expression of Ahura-Mazda, the eternal principle of light and righteousness; the Brahmans worship it as divine and omniscient.'
With the virtuous life was further to be conjoined a humble disposition to adore the Creator, avoiding all factitious forms of worship as worse than useless.
"You know, I adore little girls, they lose their heads at once," pursued Anatole.
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