adore

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English[edit]

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

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

  1. To worship.
    • c. 1605, William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act I, Scene 4,[1]
      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,[2]
      [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,[3]
      Come and behold him
      Born the King of Angels:
      O come, let us adore Him,
      Christ the Lord.
  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.
  3. To be very fond of.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter II, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), 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.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, London: William Ponsonbie, Book 4, Canto 11, p. ,[5]
      [] and likewise on her hed
      A Chapelet of sundry flowers she wore,
      From vnder which the deawy humour shed,
      Did tricle downe her haire, like to the hore
      Congealed litle drops, which doe the morne adore.

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adore

  1. energy
  2. courage

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French[edit]

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adore

  1. first-person singular present indicative of adorer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of adorer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of adorer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of adorer
  5. second-person singular imperative of adorer

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Galician[edit]

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adore

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

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French adorer (worship, adore).

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adore

  1. adore
  2. worship

Latin[edit]

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adō̆re n

  1. ablative singular of ador

Portuguese[edit]

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adore

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of adorar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of adorar
  3. first-person singular imperative of adorar
  4. third-person singular imperative of adorar

Romanian[edit]

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adore

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

Spanish[edit]

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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.