Definitions for admireædˈmaɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ad•mireædˈmaɪər(v.)-mired, -mir•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to regard with pleasure or approval, often mixed with wonder.

  2. to regard highly; respect; esteem.

  3. to regard with wonder or surprise.

  4. (v.i.)to feel or express admiration.

  5. Dial. to take pleasure; like or desire:

    I would admire to go.

    Category: Dialect

Origin of admire:

1580–90; < L admīrārī=ad-ad - +mīrārī to wonder at, admire

ad•mir′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. admire, look up to(verb)

    feel admiration for

  2. admire(verb)

    look at with admiration

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. admire(verb)ædˈmaɪər

    to greatly like and respect

    admired him for his honesty

Wiktionary

  1. admire(Verb)

    To be amazed at.

  2. admire(Verb)

    To regard with wonder and delight.

  3. admire(Verb)

    to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love or reverence;

  4. admire(Verb)

    to estimate or prize highly; as, to admire a person of high moral worth, to admire a landscape.

  5. Origin: From admirer, from admiror, from ad + miror.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Admire(verb)

    to regard with wonder or astonishment; to view with surprise; to marvel at

  2. Admire(verb)

    to regard with wonder and delight; to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love, or reverence; to estimate or prize highly; as, to admire a person of high moral worth, to admire a landscape

  3. Admire(verb)

    to wonder; to marvel; to be affected with surprise; -- sometimes with at

Freebase

  1. Admire

    Admire is a city in Lyon County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 156. It is part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'admire' in Verbs Frequency: #689


Translations for admire

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

admire(verb)

to look at with great pleasure and often to express this pleasure

I've just been admiring your new car.

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