Synonyms for adore

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-dawr, uh-dohr
Phonetic Transcription : əˈdɔr, əˈdoʊr

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Définition of adore

Origin :
  • late 14c., aouren, "to worship, pay divine honors to, bow down before," from Old French aorer "to adore, worship, praise" (10c.), from Latin adorare "speak to formally, beseech, ask in prayer," in Late Latin "to worship," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + orare "speak formally, pray" (see orator). Meaning "to honor very highly" is attested from 1590s; weakened sense of "to be very fond of" emerged by 1880s. Related: Adored; adoring.
  • verb love intensely
Example sentences :
  • I adore that car, Katy, and I don't know how I have ever kept my fingers off it this long.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Was this the way you used to take to make us all adore you as we did?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Unfortunately for my peace of mind, I adore but too readily.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • I adore the sea and the plain, but I neither care for mountains nor for forests.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • I adore having people come to see me, and I detest going to see them.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • Bless her and adore her, for she is your only friend and support on earth.
  • Extract from : « The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ » by Nicolas Notovitch
  • As for me, I remained spectator, and did not go and adore this idol.
  • Extract from : « The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete » by Duc de Saint-Simon
  • She seemed to adore them, but as soon as she had sat them down again she forgot all about them.
  • Extract from : « Fruitfulness » by Emile Zola
  • Mind you, I adore father, and he adores me; most people adore me; but I must do what I like.
  • Extract from : « The Education of Eric Lane » by Stephen McKenna
  • We adore an institution, and do not see that it is founded on a thought which we have.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Antonyms for adore

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