A*dore" (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adored (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Adoring (#).] [OE. aouren, anouren, adoren, OF. aorer, adorer, F. adorer, fr. L. adorare; ad + orare to speak, pray, os, oris, mouth. In OE. confused with honor, the French prefix a- being confused with OE. a, an, on. See Oral.]


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

Bishops and priests, . . . bearing the host, which he [James .] publicly adored. Smollett.


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

The great mass of the population abhorred Popery and adored Montouth. Macaulay.


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A*dore", v. t.

To adorn.


Congealed little drops which do the morn adore. Spenser.


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