which one is stronger? to love someone or to adore someone? like to lofe his wife or to adore his wife?

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The Oxford Dictionary (7th edn) says adore is to love somebody very much.

That said, I think love is a much stronger word than adore as love encompasses a whole lot of other properties and feelings. A person may demonstrate the greatest act of love (not adoration) by sacrificing his/her life for another person.

That's my opinion; there may be many rebuttals.

I think that "love" is more appropriate with people, with "adore" being slightly stronger.

I also link "adore" with a more religious context, as in the 'Adoration of the Magi', or with an iconoclastic response as 'I adore Marilyn Monroe'. It's also used in a "hoity-toity" sense, as "I just adore those pearls, dahling".

The two might be of equal strength, as in I adore/love French fries.
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In my opinion, to adore (someone) is a little silly nowadays, so I'd say that love is stronger, or at least deeper. Adoration seems a bit superficial to me, consisting of a sort of mindless fawning over the beloved, who is regarded as the most intelligent and most beautiful and flawless creature in the world from whom flows all that is to be valued in life. My guess is that the term is used more by teenagers than by adults.

my bf said I ador you then you the loveable I want you I like you I will make you warm but he never said I love you. He insisted to have dates but on refusal he said we have no relation. what did he mean? sana thakkar
To me, love is much deeper than adoration. When you adore someone, you may not be any love involved, but you feel consumed in his or her presence. Your spirit is lifted by his every move. Just like this song: My Eyes Adore You

My eyes adored ya
Though I never laid a hand on you
My eyes adored ya
Like a million miles away from me you couldn't see how I adored ya
So close, so close and yet so far
Carried your books from school
Playin' "make-believe you're married to me"
You were fifth-grade, I was sixth
When we came to be
Walkin' home every day over Barnegat Bridge and Bay
Till we grew into the me and you
Went our separate ways
Headed for city lights
Climbed the ladder up to fortune and fame
I worked my fingers to the bone
Made myself a name
Funny I seemed to find
That no matter how the years unwind
Still I reminisce 'bout the girl I miss
And the love I left behind

(My eyes adored ya)
All my life I will remember
(Though I never laid a hand on you)
How warm and tender we were way back then, whoa, whoa, baby
(Like a million miles away from me you couldn't see how I adored ya)
Oh, the feeling, sad regrets
(So close, so close and yet so far)
I know I won't ever forget ya, my childhood friend
(My eyes adored ya)
(Though I never laid a hand on you)
(My eyes adored ya)
(Like a million miles away from me you couldn't see how I adored ya)
So close, so close and yet so far
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I fell that adore is stronger than love because now days people throw out u love you like hellosEmotion: heart
You have a point!
Adore: is to regard with the utmost esteem, love, andrespect; honor. Adore encompasses love as well as other emotions which can be seen almost as better. You can love someone but you may not necessarily respect them. Some may argue if you truly llove them you would respect them but it's not always the truth. I feel they can be interchangeable but if I had to pick one being stronger I'd chose adore.
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