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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: adorer, from Latin adorare, from ad- 'to' + orare 'to speak, pray'

adore

verb
     
a‧dore [transitive not in progressive]
1 to love someone very much and feel very proud of them:
Betty adores her grandchildren.
2 informal to like something very much:
I simply adore chocolate.

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