1. To worship as God or a god.
2. To regard with deep, often rapturous love.
3. To like very much.
I think that number three is the correct definition here. Neither of the other two are correct. To tell the truth, number three doesn't seem quite right either . It seems too perfunctory. Too abrupt.
If I were to say that I adore HatGirl, and you were to translate that to mean that I like HatGirl very much, well it just wouldn't be quite be right.
I mean, I like the curry fries that the pub sells very much. I like banana milkshakes from Polly's Freeze very much. I like the way my cats purr when I pet them very much.
But, do I adore any of those things?
But I do adore HatGirl.
Let me be clear - this is not based on any physical attraction. It is not a crush thing. It has, believe it or not, nothing at all to do with how pretty she is. I cannot stress that enough.
It's much more than that, and much less than that.
Let's try another definition.
1. Delightful, lovable, and charming.
2. Worthy of adoration.
I couldn't have said it better myself.
HatGirl is, quite simply, adorable.
And I hope that she reads this. And I hope that it makes her feel a little bit better.