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Meaning of ADORE

Pronunciation:  u'dowr

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  love intensely; "he just adored his wife"

ADORE is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: hero-worship, idolise, idolize, love, revere, worship



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \A*dore"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adored ; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Adoring}.] [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. To worship with profound reverence; to pay divine honors
       to; to honor as deity or as divine.
             Bishops and priests, . . . bearing the host, which
             he [James ?.] publicly adored.        --Smollett.
    2. To love in the highest degree; to regard with the utmost
       esteem and affection; to idolize.
             The great mass of the population abhorred Popery and
             adored Montouth.                      --Macaulay.
  2. \A*dore"\, v. t.
    To adorn. [Obs.]
          Congealed little drops which do the morn adore.
Easton Bible Dictionary

to worship; to express reverence and homage. The forms of adoration among the Jews were putting off the shoes (Ex. 3:5; Josh. 5:15), and prostration (Gen. 17:3; Ps. 95:6; Isa. 44:15, 17, 19; 46:6). To "kiss the Son" in Ps. 2:12 is to adore and worship him. (See Dan. 3:5, 6.) The word itself does not occur in Scripture.

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