Simple Definition of admire
: to feel respect or approval for (someone or something)
: to look at (something or someone) with enjoyment
Examples of admire
We gazed out the window and admired the scenery.
<I admire the way you handled such a touchy situation.>
Origin 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
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