"he just adored his wife"
To love with one's entire heart and soul; regard with deep respect and affection.
It is obvious to everyone that Gerry absolutely adores Heather.
To be fond of.
Like to the horeCongealed drops, which do the morn adore. - Edmund Spenser
Origin: From aorer, from Latin adoro, from ad + oro.
to worship with profound reverence; to pay divine honors to; to honor as deity or as divine
to love in the highest degree; to regard with the utmost esteem and affection; to idolize
Origin: [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.]
Adore is the fourth album by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, released in June 1998 by Virgin Records. After the multi-platinum success of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and a subsequent yearlong world tour, follow-up Adore was considered "one of the most anticipated albums of 1998" by MTV. Recording the album proved to be a challenge as the band members struggled with lingering interpersonal problems and musical uncertainty in the wake of three increasingly successful rock albums and the departure of drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. Frontman Billy Corgan would later characterize Adore as "a band falling apart". The result was a much more subdued and electronica-tinged sound that Greg Kot of Rolling Stone magazine called "a complete break with the past". The album divided the fan base and sold only a fraction of the previous two albums. However, the album was well received by critics, and became the third straight Pumpkins album to be nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance. A remastered and expanded version for the album will be released on CD and vinyl in 2013 as a part of the band's project to reissue their back catalogue from 1991-2000.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ad-ōr′, v.t. to worship: to love intensely.—adj. Ador′able, worthy of being adored.—n. Ador′ableness.—adv. Ador′ably.—ns. Adorā′tion, divine worship, homage: profound regard; Ador′er, one who adores: a lover.—adv. Ador′ingly. [L. ad, to, orāre, to pray. See Oracle.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
From _add_, annex, and _ore_, meaning wealth. Example, foreign nobles who marry American heiresses _adore_ them.
The numerical value of adore in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of adore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We are proud to name her after a man we so adore.
I was not born to be free. I was born to adore and to obey.
I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.
I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
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Translations for adore
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- боготворя, обожавамBulgarian
- verehren, anbetenGerman
- adorar, quererSpanish
- aanbidden, adorerenDutch
- uwielbiać, wielbić, ubóstwiaćPolish
- adorar, amarPortuguese
- обожать, боготворить, поклоняться, преклонятьсяRussian
- tapmak, tapınmakTurkish
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