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3 definitions found
 for adored
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  adore \a*dore"\ ([.a]*d[=o]r"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. adored
     ([.a]*d[=o]rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. adoring
     ([.a]*d[=o]r"[i^]ng).] [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.]
     1. To worship with profound reverence; to pay divine honors
        to; to honor as a deity or as divine.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Bishops and priests, . . . bearing the host, which
              he [James II.] publicly adored.       --Smollett.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To love in the highest degree; to regard with the utmost
        esteem and affection; to idolize.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The great mass of the population abhorred Popery and
              adored Monmouth.                      --Macaulay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  adored
      adj 1: regarded with deep or rapturous love (especially as if
             for a god); "adored grandchildren"; "an idolized wife"
             [syn: adored, idolized, idolised, worshipped(a)]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "adored":
     admired, appreciated, beloved, cherished, darling, dear,
     dearly beloved, esteemed, favorite, held dear, held in respect,
     highly considered, honored, in high esteem, loved, much-admired,
     pet, popular, precious, prestigious, prized, respected, revered,
     reverenced, treasured, valued, venerated, well-beloved,
     well-considered, well-liked, well-thought-of, worshiped
  
  

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