adore

Definition of adore

a`dore´   Pronunciation: å`dōr´
v. t.1.To worship with profound reverence; to pay divine honors to; to honor as a deity or as divine.
[imp. & p. p. adored (å*dōrd"); p. pr. & vb. n. adoring (å*dōr"ĭng).]
Bishops and priests, . . . bearing the host, which he [James II.] 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 Monmouth.
- Macaulay.
1.To adorn.
Congealed little drops which do the morn adore.
- Spenser.

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