1. [syn: adored, idolized, idolised, worshipped(a)]
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
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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)]
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