Adoring



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

On its way to the stadium, the team passes through the Grove down the Walk of Champions, mobbed by adoring fans.
Ole Miss Football Games Unite a Son and His Aging Father Stuart Stevens November 15, 2013

Chestnut was last, carried on a yellow chariot through a sea of adoring fans.
How to Stomach a Hot Dog Eating Contest Robert Silverman July 4, 2014

An endless stream of 2012 presidential wannabes will preen for adoring fans and plentiful cameras.
The Right Invades Washington Samuel P. Jacobs, Shushannah Walshe February 7, 2011

And he might not have been able to lure his adoring younger brother into joining him.
The Boston Marathon Suspects Are Killers, Not Combatants Michael Daly April 20, 2013

He tells The Daily Beast about adoring his wife, having his own career, and his style mantras.
The Anti Jon and Kate Emili Vesilind September 12, 2009

Historical Examples

Much more, it is only under the inspiration of adoring love and joy that we can ourselves be made holy.
Holy in Christ Andrew Murray

From across the Street the boy watched her with adoring, humble eyes.
K Mary Roberts Rinehart

And he’d always told me that he had never experienced an emotion except when adoring the moon.
The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers

Love brooded above and around him—timid, chidden, but absolute, adoring.
Southern Lights and Shadows Various

At that adoring look he felt his nerves quiver, just as if he had seen a moth scorching its wings.
Five Tales John Galsworthy

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

1650s, “worshipping,” present participle adjective from adore. Related: Adoringly.
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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