adore

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: adoré

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *adoren, aouren, from Old French adorer, aorer, from Latin adōrō, from ad (to) + ōrō (I speak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. To worship.
    • c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene iv]:
      Now, gods that we adore, whereof comes this?
    • 1758, Tobias Smollett, A Complete History of England, London: James Rivington and James Fletcher, 3rd edition, Volume 6, Book 8, “William III,” p. 29,[1]
      [James] was met at the castle-gate by a procession of [] bishops and priests in their pontificals, bearing the host, which he publicly adored.
    • 1852, Frederick Oakeley (translator), “O Come, All Ye Faithful” in Francis H. Murray, A Hymnal for Use in the English Church,[2]
      Come and behold him
      Born the King of Angels:
      O come, let us adore Him,
      Christ the Lord.
    Antonym: disdain
  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.
    Antonym: disdain
  3. To be very fond of.
    • 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter II, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
      "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.
    Antonym: disdain

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.

Anagrams[edit]


Basque[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /adoɾe/, [a.ð̞o̞.ɾe̞]

Noun[edit]

adore

  1. energy
  2. courage

Declension[edit]

Declension of adore (inanimate, ending in vowel)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive adore adorea adoreak
ergative adorek adoreak adoreek
dative adoreri adoreari adoreei
genitive adoreren adorearen adoreen
comitative adorerekin adorearekin adoreekin
causative adorerengatik adorearengatik adoreengatik
benefactive adorerentzat adorearentzat adoreentzat
instrumental adorez adoreaz adoreez
inessive adoretan adorean adoreetan
locative adoretako adoreko adoreetako
allative adoretara adorera adoreetara
terminative adoretaraino adoreraino adoreetaraino
directive adoretarantz adorerantz adoreetarantz
destinative adoretarako adorerako adoreetarako
ablative adoretatik adoretik adoreetatik
partitive adorerik
prolative adoretzat

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

adore

  1. inflection of adorer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Anagrams[edit]


Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

adore

  1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of adorar

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French adorer (worship, adore).

Verb[edit]

adore

  1. adore
  2. worship

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

adore or adōre n

  1. ablative singular of ador

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

adore

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of adorar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of adorar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of adorar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of adorar

Romanian[edit]

Verb[edit]

adore

  1. third-person singular/third-person plural present subjunctive of adora

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈdoɾe/, [aˈð̞o.ɾe]

Verb[edit]

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.