An example of adore is a mother affectionately looking at and caring for her new baby.
transitive verbadored′, ador′ing
- to worship as divine
- to love greatly or honor highly; idolize
- Informal to like very much
Origin of adoreMiddle English adouren from Old French adourer from Classical Latin adorare, to worship from ad-, to + orare, to speak: see oration
transitive verba·dored, a·dor·ing, a·dores
- To worship as God or a god.
- To love (someone) deeply and devotedly. See Synonyms at revere1.
- To like very much: adores Broadway musicals.
Origin of adoreMiddle English adouren from Old French adourer from Latin adōrāre to pray to ad- ad- ōrāre to pray
(third-person singular simple present adores, present participle adoring, simple past and past participle adored)