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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-dawr, uh-dohr]
    • /əˈdɔr, əˈdoʊr/
    • /əˈdɔːr/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-dawr, uh-dohr]
    • /əˈdɔr, əˈdoʊr/

Definitions of adored word

  • verb with object adored to regard with the utmost esteem, love, and respect; honor. 1
  • verb with object adored to pay divine honor to; worship: to adore God. 1
  • verb with object adored to like or admire very much: I simply adore the way your hair is done! 1
  • verb without object adored to worship. 1
  • noun adored Simple past tense and past participle of adore. 1

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Origin of adored

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; < Latin adōrāre to speak to, pray, worship, equivalent to ad- ad- + ōrāre to speak, beg (see oral); replacing Middle English aour(i)e < Old French aourer < Latin

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Parts of speech for Adored


adored popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for adored

adjective adored

  • revered — to regard with respect tinged with awe; venerate: The child revered her mother.
  • worshipped — reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred.
  • idolized — to regard with blind adoration, devotion, etc.
  • cherished — clung to, esp when fulfilment is unlikely
  • admired — Simple past tense and past participle of admire.

Antonyms for adored

adjective adored

  • hated — to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.

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