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.
Recent Examples of admire from the Web
Veil, widely admired in France, will become just the fifth woman laid to rest in the grand mausoleum.
The features that people admire in men are a point of criticism in women.
Actress Alicia Vikander, meanwhile, attended the annual party of jewelry house Bulgari — admiring the panoramic view on top of Galeries Lafayette department store in central Paris.
The snug kitchen is open to the restaurant, allowing diners to admire the wood burning oven, grill and hearth.
Prado, who played 37 games for the Yankees in 2014, is well-respected and admired by the Yankee front office for his leadership skills.
Kris Yenbamroong, chef of this Silver Lake restaurant and the original Night + Market in West Hollywood, seems to have found all of them for one of the city’s most admired natural wine lists.
The singer-songwriter, who plays the Southgate House Sunday, continued to scratch out a living, more admired by his peers than embraced by the music-buying public.
The previous crown prince, Mohammed bin Nayef, the king's nephew and a counter-terrorism chief admired in Washington for putting down an al Qaeda campaign of bombings in 2003-06, was relieved of all his posts, according to the decree.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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