adore

See also: adoré

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From Old French adorer, from Latin adoro, from ad ‎(to) + oro ‎(I speak).

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adore ‎(third-person singular simple present adores, present participle adoring, simple past and past participle adored)

  1. To worship.
    • Tobias Smollett (1721–1771)
      Bishops and priests, [] bearing the host, which he [James] publicly adored.
  2. To love with one's entire heart and soul; regard with deep respect and affection.
    It is obvious to everyone that Gerry adores Heather.
    • Thomas Macaulay (1800-1859)
      The great mass of the population abhorred Popery and adored Montouth.
  3. To be very fond of.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter II, The Younger Set:
      "I ought to arise and go forth with timbrels and with dances; but, do you know, I am not inclined to revels? There has been a little—just a very little bit too much festivity so far …. Not that I don't adore dinners and gossip and dances; not that I do not love to pervade bright and glittering places. []"
  4. (obsolete) To adorn.
    • Edmund Spenser (c.1552–1599)
      Like to the hore / Congealed drops, which do the morn adore.

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adore

  1. energy
  2. courage

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EtymologyEdit

From French adorer ‎(worship, adore).

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adore

  1. adore
  2. worship

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adō̆re n

  1. ablative singular of ador

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adore

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of adorar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of adorar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of adorar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of adorar.
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