adored


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a·dore

 (ə-dôr′)
tr.v. a·dored, a·dor·ing, a·dores
1. To worship as God or a god.
2. To love (someone) deeply and devotedly. See Synonyms at revere1.
3. To like very much: adores Broadway musicals.

[Middle English adouren, from Old French adourer, from Latin adōrāre, to pray to : ad-, ad- + ōrāre, to pray.]

a·dor′er n.
a·dor′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.adored - regarded with deep or rapturous love (especially as if for a god)adored - regarded with deep or rapturous love (especially as if for a god); "adored grandchildren"; "an idolized wife"
loved - held dear; "his loved companion of many years"
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You have always adored her, ever since I have known you.
And if I adored her before, I now doubly adore her.
She knew that I adored her once, and she let me adore her.
Anne heard it and thrilled to it; Gilbert heard it, and wondered only that all the birds in the world had not burst into jubilant song; Paul heard it and later wrote a lyric about it which was one of the most admired in his first volume of verse; Charlotta the Fourth heard it and was blissfully sure it meant good luck for her adored Miss Shirley.
Edwin would have adored Angelina through eternity if Angelina had only remained the same as when he first adored her.
It was no mere human creature like ourselves that we adored.
Of course, Demi tyrannized over Daisy, and gallantly defended her from every other aggressor, while Daisy made a galley slave of herself, and adored her brother as the one perfect being in the world.
I had a betrothed, Albert, a lovely girl whom I adored, and I was bringing to my betrothed a hundred and fifty louis, painfully amassed by ceaseless toil.
My mother, my angel, my adored angel mother," and Dolokhov pressed Rostov's hand and burst into tears.
She was fresh from her studies in New York, where she had met authors and artists at the house of the Carey sisters, and had even once seen my adored Curtis somewhere, though she had not spoken with him.
She would be disturbed by no particular apprehensions, so long as Pete adored her as he now said he did.
adored husband, friend and lives of He also advised he would like reports from any eye-witnesses at the scene.