adore
adore a*dore" ([.a]*d[=o]r"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {adored} ([.a]*d[=o]rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {adoring} ([.a]*d[=o]r"[i^]ng).] [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 a deity or as divine. [1913 Webster]

Bishops and priests, . . . bearing the host, which he [James II.] publicly adored. --Smollett. [1913 Webster]

2. To love in the highest degree; to regard with the utmost esteem and affection; to idolize. [1913 Webster]

The great mass of the population abhorred Popery and adored Monmouth. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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