Admire Definition

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To regard with pleasure, wonder, and approval.
Admired the sculptures at the art museum.
American Heritage
To regard with wonder, delight, and pleased approval.
Webster's New World
To have a high opinion of; esteem or respect.
I admired her ability as a violinist.
American Heritage
To have high regard for.
Webster's New World
To enjoy (something).
American Heritage

Origin of Admire

  • French admirer from Old French amirer from Latin admīrārī to wonder at ad- ad- mīrārī to wonder (from mīrus wonderful smei- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French admirer, from Latin admīror, from ad + mīror (“wonder at”).

    From Wiktionary

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