Definition for Adore (-d, -ing, -s)

adore (-d, -ing, -s), v. [Fr. < L. 'speak, entreat, mouth'; NW says: “in order to kiss one's hand, the hand is carried to one's mouth.”] (webplay: divine, glorify, God, hand, high esteem, love, practice, worship).

  1. Desire; prefer; embrace; espouse.
  2. Express gratitude; show appreciation; [lit.] thank by touching the hand; praise by kissing the hand.
  3. Respect; treat deferentially; especially notice; acknowledge with distinction.
  4. Revere; admire; worship with profound reverence; love in the highest degree; regard with utmost esteem.

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