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.]
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