adore [-d, -ing, -s] v
Fr. < L. 'speak, entreat, mouth'; NW says: “in order to kiss one's hand, the hand is carried to one's mouth.”
- Desire; prefer; embrace; espouse.
- Express gratitude; show appreciation; [lit.] thank by touching the hand; praise by kissing the hand.
- Respect; treat deferentially; especially notice; acknowledge with distinction.
- Revere; admire; worship with profound reverence; love in the highest degree; regard with utmost esteem.