[ ad-mahyuhr ]
/ 忙d藞ma瑟r /
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verb (used with object), ad路mired, ad路mir路ing.
to regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval.
to regard with wonder or surprise (usually used ironically or sarcastically): I admire your audacity.
verb (used without object), ad路mired, ad路mir路ing.
to feel or express admiration.
Dialect. to take pleasure; like or desire: I would admire to go.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Idioms about admire

    be admiring of, Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. to admire: He's admiring of his brother's farm.

Origin of admire

First recorded in 1580鈥90; from Latin adm墨r膩r墨, equivalent to ad- ad- + m墨r膩r墨 (in Medieval Latin m墨r膩re ) 鈥渢o wonder at, admire鈥


ad路mir路er, nounpre路ad路mire, verb (used with object), pre路ad路mired, pre路ad路mir路ing.qua路si-ad路mire, verb, qua路si-ad路mired, qua路si-ad路mir路ing.un路ad路mired, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for admire

/ (蓹d藞ma瑟蓹) /

verb (tr)
to regard with esteem, respect, approval, or pleased surprise
archaic to wonder at

Derived forms of admire

admirer, nounadmiring, adjectiveadmiringly, adverb

Word Origin for admire

C16: from Latin adm墨r膩ri to wonder at, from ad- to, at + m墨r膩ri to wonder, from m墨rus wonderful
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