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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adorer - someone who admires a young womanadorer - someone who admires a young woman; "she had many admirers"
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
fancier, enthusiast - a person having a strong liking for something
suer, suitor, wooer - a man who courts a woman; "a suer for the hand of the princess"
worshiper, worshipper - someone who admires too much to recognize faults
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(= worshipper)Anbeter(in) m(f)
(= admirer)Verehrer(in) m(f), → Bewunderer m, → Bewunderin f
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References in classic literature ?
Julie had long been expecting a proposal from her melancholy adorer and was ready to accept it; but some secret feeling of repulsion for her, for her passionate desire to get married, for her artificiality, and a feeling of horror at renouncing the possibility of real love still restrained Boris.
Remained Balatta, who, from the time she found him and poked his blue eyes open to recrudescence of her grotesque female hideousness, had continued his adorer. Woman she was, and he had long known that the only way to win from her treason of her tribe was through the woman's heart of her.
Was this my indulgent father, my playmate, adorer, and friend?
If the transients were entranced by the fascinating Aileen, the regulars were her adorers. There was much rivalry among many of the steady customers.
Betsy reminded her that Liza Merkalova and Baroness Shtoltz were coming to play croquet with her that morning with their adorers, Kaluzhsky and old Stremov.
The look produced its effect -- the two faces brightened; but immediately, as if the royal coquette thought she had done too much for simple mortals, she made a movement, turned her back on both her adorers, and appeared plunged in a reverie in which it was evident they had no part.
The worthy fellow, making the best of every thing, took one of the heartiest luncheons he ever ate in his life, and gave his new adorers an exalted idea of how the gods tuck away their food upon grand occasions.
But, when his purpose is Among them to declare his providence, To thee not known, whence hast thou then thy truth, But from him, or his Angels president In every province, who, themselves disdaining To approach thy temples, give thee in command What, to the smallest tittle, thou shalt say To thy adorers? Thou, with trembling fear, Or like a fawning parasite, obey'st; Then to thyself ascrib'st the truth foretold.
I love the great despisers, because they are the great adorers, and arrows of longing for the other shore.
This gave rise to a vague report in the bureaus that she thought of securing some more powerful influence than that of Francois Keller, the famous orator, who had been one of her chief adorers, but who, so far, had failed to obtain a better place for her husband.
He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and a weekly adorer at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
She was a weekly adorer at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.