Definition of Admire

1. Verb. Feel admiration for.

Exact synonyms: Look Up To
Generic synonyms: Esteem, Prise, Prize, Respect, Value
Specialized synonyms: Envy
Derivative terms: Admiration, Admirer, Admirer, Admirer
Antonyms: Look Down On



2. Verb. Look at with admiration. "Sam cannot admire Sue "
Generic synonyms: Look
Derivative terms: Admirer, Admirer

Definition of Admire

1. v. t. To regard with wonder or astonishment; to view with surprise; to marvel at.

2. v. i. To wonder; to marvel; to be affected with surprise; -- sometimes with at.

Definition of Admire

1. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To be amazed at. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To regard with wonder and delight. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love or reverence; ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) to estimate or prize highly; as, to admire a person of high moral worth, to admire a landscape. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Admire

1. to regard with wonder, pleasure, and approval [v -MIRED, -MIRING, -MIRES]

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Literary usage of Admire

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"to his degree in that we are to admire him. No author or man ever excelled all the world in more ... In one we moft admire the man, in the other * In all ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"Notwithstanding the great difference which obtains between the English character and ours, we admire the English as a great nation, and enjoy many of the ..."

3. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
""1 For to admire an' for to see. For to be'old this war/d sa wide— It never done no good to me, But / can't drop it if I tried! I see the sergeants pitchin' ..."

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