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Definition of adore verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    adore

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//əˈdɔr//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they adore
     
    he / she / it adores
     
    past simple adored
     
     
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  1. 1(not used in the progressive tenses)
  2. 2adore somebody to love someone very much It's obvious that she adores him.
  3. 3(informal) to like something very much adore something I simply adore his music! Don't you just adore that dress! adore doing something She adores working with children. Thesauruslikelove be fond of something be crazy about something adoreThese words all mean to find something pleasant, attractive, or satisfactory, or to enjoy something.like to find something pleasant, attractive, or satisfactory; to enjoy something:Do you like their new house? I like to see them enjoying themselves.love to like or enjoy something very much:He loved the way she smiled.be fond of something (somewhat formal) to like or enjoy something, especially something you have liked or enjoyed for a long time:We were fond of the house and didn't want to leave.be crazy about something (informal) to be very enthusiastic or excited about something:Rick is crazy about football. She's not crazy about being told what to do.adore (informal) to like or enjoy something very much:He adores working with children.love or adore?Adore is more informal than love, and is used to express a stronger feeling.Patterns to like/love/be fond of/be crazy about/adore doing something to like/love to do something to like/love something very much I like/love/adore >it>here/there/when… to like/love/adore the way somebody does something to really like/love/adore somebody/something to be really fond of/crazy about something
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