To love with one's entire heart and soul; regard with deep respect and affection.
To regard with deep, often rapturous love.
To regard with the utmost esteem, love, and respect; honor.Is there, then, a 'thing' that I adore? Well, I'm not sure about 'rapturous love', but I found something that comes pretty close to the first and third definitions.
This necklace was a gift from my grandmother at my first of what will be four graduations. While I love the necklace itself, I adore what it stands for. Education. Knowledge. Perseverance. Achievement. My commitment to the field of psychology. Family. Rare and all-too-fleeting satisfaction. Pride. Joy. Progress.
When I wear it, I remember three things. I am educated. I am capable. I am loved.