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admire

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verb ad·mire \əd-ˈmī(-ə)r\

Simple Definition of admire

  • : to feel respect or approval for (someone or something)

  • : to look at (something or someone) with enjoyment

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of admire

admired

admiring

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to regard with admiration

  3. 2 archaic :  to marvel at

  4. intransitive verb
  5. dial :  to like very much <I would admire to know why not — A. H. Lewis>

admirer

noun

admiringly

play \-ˈmī-riŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of admire in a sentence

  1. We gazed out the window and admired the scenery.

  2. <I admire the way you handled such a touchy situation.>



Origin and Etymology of admire

Middle French admirer, to marvel at, from Latin admirari, from ad- + mirari to wonder, from mirus astonishing


First Known Use: 1566

Synonym Discussion of admire

regard, respect, esteem, admire mean to recognize the worth of a person or thing. regard is a general term that is usually qualified <he is highly regarded in the profession>. respect implies a considered evaluation or estimation <after many years they came to respect her views>. esteem implies greater warmth of feeling accompanying a high valuation <no citizen of the town was more highly esteemed>. admire suggests usually enthusiastic appreciation and often deep affection <a friend that I truly admire>.

ADMIRE Defined for Kids

admire

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verb ad·mire \əd-ˈmīr\

Definition of admire for Students

admired

admiring

  1. :  to think very highly of :  feel admiration for

admirer

noun




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