The verb "Adorar" is commonly use to express that you like something strongly, like "Eu adoro chocolate".
It also has a religious meaning of reverence to God,"Vou à igreja para adorar a Deus". I does not have the same meaning of "amar" but sometimes people use "amar" instead of " adorar. "Eu amo chocolate" has the same meaning as "Eu adoro chocolate"
But if you say "Eu te amo" to someone, it is not the same thing as "Eu te adoro" . The first has the feeling of love involved. The second just means that you like a lot.
You could say "Eu adoro a Maria" , everyone will understand that you like Maria a lot. But if you say " Eu amo a Maria", it will depend on the context. It could mean that you like her a lot but without a context I would understand that you love her, a deeper feeling.