adorer

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From adore +‎ -er.

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adorer (plural adorers)

  1. Someone who adores.
    1. Someone who worships.
    2. Someone who has a deep admiration, fondness or love (of someone or something).
      • c. 1609,, William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, Act I, Scene 4,[4]
        [] I profess myself her adorer, not her friend.
      • 1732, George Berkeley, Alciphron, Dublin: G. Risk et al., Volume 2, Dialogue 6, Chapter 32, p. 83,[5]
        I who profess my self an Admirer, an Adorer of Reason, am obliged to own, that in some Cases the Sharpness of Ridicule can do more than the Strength of Argument.
      • 1871, W. S. Gilbert, “Old Paul and Old Tim” in More “Bab” Ballads, London: Routledge, 1892, p. 164,[6]
        When rival adorers come courting a maid,
        There’s something or other may often be said,
        Why he should be pitched upon rather than him.
        This wasn’t the case with Old PAUL and Old TIM.
      • 2004, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, London: Picador, Chapter 13, p. 403,[7]
        The funny thing was that all the envelopes were addressed in the same hand, in green or sometimes purple capitals. It was like one crazed adorer laying siege to Leo.

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Adjective[edit]

adorer (feminine adorera, masculine plural adorers, feminine plural adoreres)

  1. Ador (Valencia, Spain) (attributive), of Ador, from Ador

Noun[edit]

adorer m (plural adorers, feminine adorera)

  1. A person from, or an inhabitant of Ador, Valencia, Spain.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French adorer, borrowed from Latin adōrō, adōrāre.

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  • IPA(key): /a.dɔ.ʁe/
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adorer

  1. to love, to adore
  2. (religion) to worship

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adōrer

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of adōrō

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin adōrō, adōrāre. Doublet with aorer. The -d- was re-introduced from influence from Ecclesiastical Latin.

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adorer

  1. (chiefly Christianity) to praise (usually God)

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This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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