admire


admire
ad|mire
S3 [ədˈmaıə US -ˈmaır] v [T not in progressive]
[Date: 1500-1600; : French; Origin: admirer, from Latin admirari, from ad- 'to' + mirari 'to wonder']
1.) to respect and like someone because they have done something that you think is good
I really admire the way she brings up those kids all on her own.
admire sb for (doing) sth
Lewis was much admired for his work on medieval literature.
2.) to look at something and think how beautiful or impressive it is
We stopped halfway to admire the view .
Sal stood back to admire her work.
3.) admire sb from afar
literary to be attracted to someone, without letting them know
>admired adj
the widely admired boss of Channel 4

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Admire — Ad*mire , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Admired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Admiring}.] [F. admirer, fr. L. admirari; ad + mirari to wonder, for smirari, akin to Gr. ? to smile, Skr. smi, and E. smile.] 1. To regard with wonder or astonishment; to view with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Admire, KS — U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 177 Housing Units (2000): 73 Land area (2000): 0.331180 sq. miles (0.857752 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.331180 sq. miles (0.857752 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Admire — Ad*mire , v. i. To wonder; to marvel; to be affected with surprise; sometimes with at. [1913 Webster] To wonder at Pharaoh, and even admire at myself. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • admire — [ad mīr′, ədmīr′] vt. admired, admiring [OFr admirer < L admirari < ad , at + mirari, to wonder: see MIRACLE] 1. to regard with wonder, delight, and pleased approval 2. to have high regard for ☆ 3. Dial. to like or wish: with an infinitive… …   English World dictionary

  • admire — index regard (hold in esteem) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • admire — (v.) early 15c. (implied in admired), from M.Fr. admirer (O.Fr. amirer, 14c.), or directly from L. admirari to wonder at (see ADMIRATION (Cf. admiration)). Related: Admiring; admiringly …   Etymology dictionary

  • admire — esteem, respect, regard (see under REGARD n) Analogous words: *appreciate, value, prize, cherish: *revere, reverence, venerate, adore, worship Antonyms: abhor Contrasted words: *hate, loathe, abominate, detest: *despise, contemn, scorn, disdai …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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