adore


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adore \A*dore"\, v. t.
   To adorn. [Obs.]
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         Congealed little drops which do the morn adore.
                                                  --Spenser.
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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.
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            Bishops and priests, . . . bearing the host, which
            he [James II.] publicly adored.       --Smollett.
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   2. To love in the highest degree; to regard with the utmost
      esteem and affection; to idolize.
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            The great mass of the population abhorred Popery and
            adored Monmouth.                      --Macaulay.
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