The definition of admire means to regard someone or something with amazement, delight and approval.(verb)
Romeo gazing at Juliet from afar is an example of admire.
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verb ad·mired, ad·mir·ing, ad·mires verb, transitive
Origin: French admirer
Origin: , from Old French amirer
Origin: , from Latin admīrārī, to wonder at
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + mīrārī, to wonder (from mīrus, wonderful; see smei- in Indo-European roots).
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