adore v
From add, annex, and ore, meaning wealth. Example, foreign nobles who marry American heiresses adore them.

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  • adore — (v.) late 14c., aouren, to worship, pay divine honors to, bow down before, from O.Fr. aorer to adore, worship, praise (10c.), from L. adorare speak to formally, beseech, ask in prayer, in Late Latin to worship, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • adore — [v] love intensely admire, be crazy about*, be gone on*, be mad for*, be nuts about*, be serious about*, be smitten with*, be stuck on*, be sweet on*, be wild about*, cherish, delight in, dig*, dote on, esteem, exalt, fall for, flip over*,… …   New thesaurus

  • Adore (The Smashing Pumpkins album) — Adore Studio album by The Smas …   Wikipedia

  • adoré — ● adoré, adorée nom Mon adoré(e), se dit à celui, à celle que l on aime avec passion. ● adoré, adorée (expressions) nom Mon adoré(e), se dit à celui, à celle que l on aime avec passion. ⇒ADORÉ, ÉE, part. passé, adj. et subst. I. Part. passé de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Adore — Album par The Smashing Pumpkins Enregistrement Automne 1997 à mars 1998 Durée 72 min 51 s Genre Rock alternatif Producteur Billy Corgan et Brad Wood …   Wikipédia en Français

  • adore — v. 1) (D; tr.) to adore for (we adore them for their generosity) 2) (G) she adores visiting museums * * * [ə dɔː] (G) she adores visiting museums (D; tr.) to adore for (we adore them for their generosity) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Adore — A*dore , v. t. To adorn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Congealed little drops which do the morn adore. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adore — v. a. 1. Worship. 2. Revere, venerate, idolize, honor, pay homage to …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • adore — v 1. love, cherish, hold dear, care for, dote on or upon; be in love with, wear one s heart on one s sleeve, be enamored of, have a crush on, carry the or a torch for; fancy, like, be fond of, be taken with; delight in, take pleasure in, enjoy,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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