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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adore  \A*dore"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  Adored  ;  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Adoring}.]  [OE.  aouren  anouren  adoren,  OF  aorer,  adorer, 
  F.  adorer,  fr  L.  adorare  ad  +  orare  to  speak,  pray,  os 
  oris,  mouth.  In  OE  confused  with  honor,  the  French  prefix  a- 
  being  confused  with  OE  a,  an  on  See  {Oral}.] 
  1.  To  worship  with  profound  reverence;  to  pay  divine  honors 
  to  to  honor  as  deity  or  as  divine. 
 
  Bishops  and  priests,  .  .  .  bearing  the  host,  which 
  he  [James  ?.]  publicly  adored.  --Smollett. 
 
  2.  To  love  in  the  highest  degree;  to  regard  with  the  utmost 
  esteem  and  affection;  to  idolize. 
 
  The  great  mass  of  the  population  abhorred  Popery  and 
  adored  Montouth  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adore  \A*dore"\,  v.  t. 
  To  adorn.  [Obs.] 
 
  Congealed  little  drops  which  do  the  morn  adore. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adore 
  v  :  love  intensely;  "he  just  adored  his  wife" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Adore 
  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. 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ADORE,  v.t.  To  venerate  expectantly. 
 
 




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