What does adore mean?

Definitions for adore
əˈdɔr, əˈdoʊradore

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adoreverb

    love intensely

    "he just adored his wife"


  1. adoreverb

    To worship.

  2. adoreverb

    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. adoreverb

    To be fond of.

  4. adoreverb

    To adorn.

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ADOREverb

    Etymology: adoro, Lat.

    The mountain nymphs and Themis they adore,
    And from her oracles relief implore. Dryden.

    The people appear adoring their prince, and their prince adoring God. Tatler, №. 57.


  1. Adore

    Adore is a song written and recorded by Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark. It was released independently and digitally on 26 July 2016 and re-released in November 2016 after signing with Sony Music Australia. It received heavy airplay on triple j and quickly gained traction with other more mainstream radio stations in early 2017. Amy Shark describes the track as a tribute to those that are “crushing hard,” and ultimately wants to instill confidence in those who feel like they are trapped in a world of emotional turmoil. Speaking to Savage Thrills, Shark said "I wrote it very quickly and the second I threw my headphones on to listen back to what I had recorded through my phone I knew it was special. [it's] just one of those songs that didn't need heaps of words." "Adore" peaked at number 2 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified 4× Platinum. In January 2017, the song placed second in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2016. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2017, the song was nominated for ARIA Award for Song of the Year.


  1. adore

    Adore generally means to love or admire someone deeply and passionately. It can refer to profound affection, reverent admiration, or deeply founded respect towards someone or something. In a religious context, it may also imply the act of worshipping or revering a deity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adoreverb

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

  2. Adoreverb

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

  3. Adoreverb

    to adorn

  4. Etymology: [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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adore

    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

  1. ADORE

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

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  1. O'Dare

  2. oared

  3. oread

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adore in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of adore in a Sentence

  1. Elton John:

    The Family Book champions an all-inclusive world where families come in all shapes, sizes and colours, and most importantly, that families are about love. Our boys adore The Family Book.

  2. Geoff LeBaron:

    People just adore them, when people harass them, it's to the detriment of the birds. It can cause them to spend more energy and push them over the edge. If they are starving already, it can cause them to starve to death.

  3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off:

    Grace Oh, he's very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads--they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.

  4. George Bernard Shaw:

    Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.

  5. Clive Staples Lewis:

    I was not born to be free. I was born to adore and to obey.

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