What does admire mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. admire, look up toverb

    feel admiration for

  2. admireverb

    look at with admiration


  1. admireverb

    To be amazed at.

  2. admireverb

    To regard with wonder and delight.

  3. admireverb

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

  4. admireverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ADMIREverb

    Etymology: admiro, Lat. admirer, Fr.

    ’Tis here that knowledge wonders, and there is an admiration that is not the daughter of ignorance. This indeed stupidly gazeth at the unwonted effect; but the philosophic passion truly admires and adores the supreme efficient. Joseph Glanvill.

    You have displac’d the mirth, broke the good meeting
    With most admir’d disorder. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

  2. To Admireverb

    To wonder; sometimes with the particle at.

    The eye is already so perfect, that I believe the reason of a man would easily have rested here, and admir’d at his own contrivance. John Ray, on the Creation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Admireverb

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

  2. Admireverb

    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. Admireverb

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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Admire

    ad-mīr′, v.t. to have a high opinion of: to love.—v.i. (arch.) to be affected with wonder at.—adj. Ad′mirable, worthy of being admired.—n. Ad′mirableness.—adv. Ad′mirably.—ns. Admir′ance (Spens.), admiration; Admirā′tion, the act of admiring: wonder, together with esteem, love, or veneration: (B., Shak., and Milton) astonishment.—adj. Ad′mirative.—n. Admīr′er, one who admires: a lover.—adv. Admīr′ingly. [Fr. admirer—L. ad, at, mirāri, to wonder.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of admire in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of admire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of admire in a Sentence

  1. Joan Collins:

    I admire how she handled this. She was a wonderful, brave and a beautiful person and I love her.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    I admire the fact that he's way too politically incorrect. I think we're a little too uptight as a nation. I admire the fact that he doesn't feel embarrassed about his wealth. And uh, what else do I admire about him? Let me think. Uh. Ha. He's got a great family.

  3. Napolean Hill:

    Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    We admire the castles, because we admire the security!

  5. Officer Lofgran:

    It was super hard for this woman to come into the police station, her children were all under the age of 5 and we admire her courage. If you need help, come in, involve us and give us a chance to help you.

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