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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adoring 
  adj  1:  showing  adoration  [syn:  {worshipful}] 
  2:  extravagantly  or  foolishly  loving  and  indulgent;  "adoring 
  grandparents";  "deceiving  her  preoccupied  and  doting 
  husband  with  a  young  captain";  "hopelessly  spoiled  by  a 
  fond  mother"  [syn:  {doting},  {fond}] 




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