Definition of Admire in English :

Define Admire in English

Admire meaning in English

Meaning of Admire in English

Pronunciation of Admire in English

Admire pronunciation in English

Pronounce Admire in English


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1. admire, look up to

feel admiration for

2. admire

look at with admiration

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verb (transitive)
to regard with esteem, respect, approval, or pleased surprise
2. archaic
to wonder at

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verb transitiveWord forms: adˈmired or adˈmiring
to regard with wonder, delight, and pleased approval
to have high regard for
3.  US, Dialectal
to like or wish
with an infinitive object
I'd admire to go along
4.  Archaic
to marvel at

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v. ad·mired, ad·mir·ing, ad·mires
1. To regard with pleasure, wonder, and approval: admired the sculptures at the art museum.
2. To have a high opinion of; esteem or respect: I admired her ability as a violinist.
3. Chiefly New England & Upper Southern US To enjoy (something): "I just admire to get letters, but I don't admire to answer them" (Dialect Notes).
4. Archaic To marvel or wonder at.
New England & Upper Southern US
To marvel at something. Often used with at.

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