Definitions of "Adore"

To worship as God or a god. transitive verb

To love (someone) deeply and devotedly. synonym: revere. transitive verb

To like very much. transitive verb

To gild; adorn.

To worship; pay supreme reverence to; address in prayer and thanksgiving; pay divine honors to; honor as divine.

To honor and regard in a very high degree; regard with the utmost esteem, love, and respect.

Synonyms Adore, Worship, Reverence, Venerate, Revere, idolize, deify, pay homage to. Adore and worship, when not applied exclusively to God or gods, are manifestly hyperbolical: as, he worshiped the ground she trod on. The others seem literal when applied to men, places, or things. Adore and worship are applied primarily to acts and words of homage; the others are not. None of them primarily includes the idea of intercessory prayer. Adore is the noblest of the words. To worship is to pay homage by outward forms or in customary places: “A man of Ethiopia … had come to Jerusalem for to worship.” Acts viii. 27. In the Bible worship is used to express also extreme manifestations of respect paid to men: “As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.” Acts x. 25. Reverence is upon a plane a little different from that of venerate, there being sometimes more fear suggested by the former and more sacredness by the latter. We should reverence position, ability, and character; we should venerate old age. Revere differs from reverence chiefly in suggesting rather less solemnity or awe.

To perform an act of worship; be filled with adoration, reverence, or reverential admiration.

To adorn. transitive verb

To worship with profound reverence; to pay divine honors to; to honor as a deity or as divine. transitive verb

To love in the highest degree; to regard with the utmost esteem and affection; to idolize. transitive verb

To worship. verb

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