Adore vs Afore - What's the difference?

adore | afore |

As verbs the difference between adore and afore

is that adore is while afore is .




  • To worship.
  • *(Tobias Smollett) (1721–1771)
  • *:Bishops and priests,bearing the host, which he [James] publicly adored .
  • To love with one's entire heart and soul; regard with deep respect and affection.
  • :
  • * (1800-1859)
  • *:The great mass of the population abhorred Popery and adored Montouth.
  • To be very fond of.
  • *
  • *:"I ought to arise and go forth with timbrels and with dances; but, do you know, I am not inclined to revels? There has been a little—just a very little bit too much festivity so far …. Not that I don't adore dinners and gossip and dances; not that I do not love to pervade bright and glittering places."
  • (lb) To adorn.
  • *(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • *:Like to the hore / Congealed drops, which do the morn adore .
  • Derived terms

    * adorant * adorative * adorer * adoringly


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    Alternative forms

    * affor


  • (dialect) Before.
  • * Shakespeare
  • If he have never drunk wine afore , it will go near to remove his fit.
  • *
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=A chap named Eleazir Kendrick and I had chummed in together the summer afore and built a fish-weir and shanty at Setuckit Point, down Orham way. For a spell we done pretty well.}}
  • (nautical) In the fore part of a ship.
  • Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • before
  • * 1989: , Bell in the tree; The Glasgow story
  • "Oh aye!" his face lit up with a smile. "I mind that! Where was that?" "That was us when we all worked in the shop, afore the War." "Oh aye …?" he frowned. "Who …?" She took the photograph back from him and reached inside her apron pocket for her spectacles.


    (English Conjunctions)
  • in advance of the time when; before
  • * 1611 King James Bible (Authorised Version); Ezekiel 33:22
  • *:Now the hand of the LORD was upon me in the evening, afore he that was escaped came; and had opened my mouth ...