a·dore v. t. [imp. & p. p. adored p. pr. & vb. n. adoring ]
1. To worship with profound reverence; to pay divine honors to; to honor as a deity or as divine.
Bishops and priests, . . . bearing the host, which he [James II.] publicly adored. --Smollett.
2. 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 Monmouth. --Macaulay.
adj 1: showing adoration [syn: worshipful]
2: extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent; "adoring
grandparents"; "deceiving her preoccupied and doting
husband with a young captain"; "hopelessly spoiled by a
fond mother" [syn: doting, fond]