Definitions for adoreəˈdɔr, əˈdoʊr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•doreəˈdɔr, əˈdoʊr(v.)a•dored, a•dor•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to regard with the utmost esteem, love, and respect.

  2. to pay divine honor to; worship.

  3. to like or admire very much:

    I adore your new shoes.

  4. (v.i.)to worship.

Origin of adore:

1275–1325; ME aour(i)e < OF aourer < L adōrāre to speak to, pray, worship =ad-ad - +ōrāre to speak, beg (see oral )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. adore(verb)

    love intensely

    "he just adored his wife"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. adore(verb)əˈdɔr, əˈdoʊr

    to like very much

    I adore chocolate.


  1. adore(Verb)

    To worship.

  2. adore(Verb)

    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.

  3. adore(Verb)

    To be fond of.

  4. adore(Verb)

    To adorn.

    Like to the horeCongealed drops, which do the morn adore. - Edmund Spenser

  5. Origin: From aorer, from Latin adoro, from ad + oro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adore(verb)

    to worship with profound reverence; to pay divine honors to; to honor as deity or as divine

  2. Adore(verb)

    to love in the highest degree; to regard with the utmost esteem and affection; to idolize

  3. Adore(verb)

    to adorn


  1. Adore

    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.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. ADORE

    From _add_, annex, and _ore_, meaning wealth. Example, foreign nobles who marry American heiresses _adore_ them.

Anagrams of adore

  1. O'Dare

  2. oared

  3. oread

  4. ODare

Translations for adore

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to love or like very much

He adores his children.

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