Adored



to regard with the utmost esteem, love, and respect; honor.
to pay divine honor to; worship:
to adore God.
to like or admire very much:
I simply adore the way your hair is done!
to worship.
Contemporary Examples

Vincent toured in a play called Mama’s Daughters with Ethel Waters and adored her.
Dame Edna Mouths Off Kevin Sessums March 16, 2010

It was a photo-op for the world to show how adored he is by the people of Iran.
My Tehran Under Siege Jason Rezaian June 14, 2009

If any performer could understand what it was like to be adored by millions of screaming women, it was Frank Sinatra.
10 Celebrity Elvis Impersonations August 15, 2011

For the early years of my childhood, he was someone I adored.
Dealing With Dad the Dealer Tony Doukopil April 8, 2014

Though he never had the mainstream recognition of Jerry Garcia, Weir has been adored by Deadheads for decades.
Bob Weir on Drugged-Out Deadheads and Living in Jerry Garcia’s Shadow Emily Shire April 24, 2014

Historical Examples

He was universally popular; admired by young men, adored by young ladies.
Sybil Benjamin Disraeli

The Rosenfelds adored him, with the single exception of the head of the family.
K Mary Roberts Rinehart

You are young, beautiful, rich, adored—one of the queens of society.
Woman and Artist Max O’Rell

I began to tremble all over, as I adored that doll, which had been given to me by my father.
My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt

A man who adored the rising sun faced the east, and had the north on his left and the south on his right.
Ancient Man in Britain Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie

verb
(transitive) to love intensely or deeply
to worship (a god) with religious rites
(transitive) (informal) to like very much: I adore chocolate
v.

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.

to worship; to express reverence and homage. The forms of adoration among the Jews were putting off the shoes (Ex. 3:5; Josh. 5:15), and prostration (Gen. 17:3; Ps. 95:6; Isa. 44:15, 17, 19; 46:6). To “kiss the Son” in Ps. 2:12 is to adore and worship him. (See Dan. 3:5, 6.) The word itself does not occur in Scripture.

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