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