Definition of admire
1 : to feel respect and approval for (someone or something) : to regard with admiration They all admired her courage.
2 archaic : to marvel at
dialect : to like very much … I would admire to know why not … — A. H. Lewis
Examples of admire in a sentence
We gazed out the window and admired the scenery.
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: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of admire
ADMIRE Defined for Kids
Definition of admire for Students
: to think very highly of : feel admiration for
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