Definition of admire
- They all admired her courage.
- … I would admire to know why not …
- —A. H. Lewis
We gazed out the window and admired the scenery.
I admire the way you handled such a touchy situation.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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allowing a liquid or gas to pass through
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