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
Mal de ojo is the belief that an admiring look or a stare can weaken someone, mainly a child, leading to bad luck, even death.
White hopes that more people will find her gallery and stop by to watch her work and to admire the art.
Though not always admired for its approach, the CNA often gets results — or works up a sweat trying.
In a world of Facebook and Google, why would a U.S. Ranger be admired for his physical strength and elemental courage?
Wilson, 70, and Myers, who is in her 60s, have admired each other for years.
Moreover, Trump’s open admiration of Putin seems to be fueled by the very qualities Putin admires in Stalin: strength, ruthlessness, nationalism, militarism.
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.
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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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