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adore

a·dore

adore

 
 
pronunciation:
dor
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: adored, adores, adoring
definition 1: to worship as a divinity.
They adore God and pray daily.
synonyms:
hallow, revere, worship
similar words:
deify, exalt, honor, idolize, love, venerate
definition 2: to love and admire deeply or intensely.
He adores his grandmother and never forgets to call her.Now that he's a big rock musician, he has money and fans who adore him.
synonyms:
love
antonyms:
despise, detest, hate
similar words:
cherish, dote on, fancy, idolize, worship
definition 3: (informal) to have a great liking for.
I adore ballet.
synonyms:
fancy, love
antonyms:
abominate, despise, dislike, hate, loathe
similar words:
appreciate, enjoy, like, relish
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to worship.
synonyms:
worship
similar words:
idolize
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derivations: adoringly (adv.), adorer (n.)
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