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adore (one) for

To admire or love one for a certain trait or ability. I adore Jean for her studiousness—she is the hardest worker I've ever met. She adores him for his muscular build and thick head of hair.
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adore someone for doing something

to be in awe of someone for doing something well. Everyone adores Sally for her wonderful sense of humor.
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adore someone for having something

to be in awe of someone because of a particular trait or feature. Robert adores Mary for her smiling eyes.
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Her covers of tracks by Michael Jackson, Blondie, and Dido had her adoring fans captivated.
Analytical scientist Uldis Sprogis presents The Science of Love: Rational Answers to the Irrational Emotions of Adoring, Caring, Longing, and Heartbreak, a dry, clinical, straightforward guide to what love really is and what it means.
Since when have Catholics started adoring the Mother of God?
Christian Hosoi returned to his adoring public, and demonstrated both his physical skills and his well-honed philosophical commitment.
Some sensed that while kneeling down, people were watching, adoring Jesus, but not always offering themselves.
While an adoring lens on the Fuhrer was de rigueur in Triumph, Olympia more fairly reflects Riefenstahl's understanding that a movie star is someone a great many people would like to fuck, and none but the blindfolded could possibly prefer Adolf to Jesse.
On the other hand, Christopher Wallace's classy and adoring mom, a schoolteacher from Jamaica, sweetly recalls the private-school-educated, deeply loving son she's lost - even as she tenaciously pursues legal action against the government and even scarier organizations to bring his killers to justice.
THE Irish lads are back doing what they do best - singing soppy ballads and melting thehearts of their adoring fans.
Jerome Adoring the Crucifix, considering the local cult of the saint, contemporary texts, and other illustrations of the same subject.
When unique talent merges with the desire to display that singular quality before an adoring and paying public, the resulting mix can be both a blessing and a curse for a performing artist.
BROOKLINE - Sara Lynne (Millin) Shack, passed away July 20, surrounded by her adoring family, after a long and valiant battle with cancer.
Maybe that's why there was more adoring going on, because the men secretly realised just what a good number they were on.
THESE are the heartbreaking letters from an adoring little girl to her soldier dad who died in Kuwait.
Her behavior implies audiences, including adoring parents who watch their progeny set her bar ever higher.