Word of the Day: Adore
a-dore / ə-dôr
1. to love someone very much, with great devotion and respect
Stop running to those who ignore you and start running to those who adore you.
Joseph Simmons, 1964-
2. to like very much
If you wear things you adore, you just look better.
Margherita Missoni, 1983 –
3. to worship
I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.
Voltaire, 1694 – 1778
Adore, through the French verb adorer (worship, adore) from the Latin verb adoro, adorare, adoravi,adoratum (pray to, beseech, honor, worship), a combination of the prepositional prefix ad- (to, toward) and the verb oro, orare, oravi, oratum (plead, beg, entreat, pray).
Thank you to Allen Ward for providing this etymology.