verb (used with object), ad·mired, ad·mir·ing.
verb (used without object), ad·mired, ad·mir·ing.
Origin of admire
Examples from the Web for admire
Something about it I admire and something about it I find unpersuasive.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He also recalls the many visitors who would often go to the island to admire its harvests and wildlife.
You have to admire his convictions; most frustrated auteurs in this town just call such things “an Alan Smithee project.”
He allows the subject to float over to Hitchcock with a calm directness that I admire.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It rests in the message of hope in songs so many young Americans admire: New Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen.Are Politicians Too Dumb to Understand the Lyrics to ‘Born in the USA’?|Parker Molloy|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Karl, sure enough, was strolling about below and allowing the boys and girls to admire him.Pelle the Conqueror, Complete|Martin Anderson Nexo
They are such as reason must admire, for they are the result of industry, temperance, and freedom.Travels in North America, From Modern Writers|William Bingley
He urged me, as I understood it, to come downstairs and admire a man that was in the street.An Irishman's Difficulties with the Dutch Language|N.A. Cuey-na-Gael
Polly was profuse in her thanks, and when it was finished, called to her father to come and admire it.Philosopher Jack|R.M. Ballantyne
"In Europe we're almost bound to admire the dingy, if not the ugly," returned Uncle Jim.Irma in Italy|Helen Leah Reed
British Dictionary definitions for admire
Word Origin for admire
Word Origin and History for admire
early 15c. (implied in admired), from Middle French admirer (Old French amirer, 14c.), or directly from Latin admirari "to wonder at" (see admiration). Related: Admiring; admiringly.