verb (used with object), ad·mired, ad·mir·ing.
verb (used without object), ad·mired, ad·mir·ing.
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Idioms for admire
Origin of admire
OTHER WORDS FROM admiread·mir·er, nounpre·ad·mire, verb (used with object), pre·ad·mired, pre·ad·mir·ing.qua·si-ad·mire, verb, qua·si-ad·mired, qua·si-ad·mir·ing.un·ad·mired, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for admire
People have a complicated relationship with robots, torn between admiring them, fearing them, rejecting them, and even boycotting them, as has happened in the automobile industry.
I admire anybody who can look forward, and make a statement about 2021.Last week’s vaccine-led rally was one for the record books—but is all that good news already priced in?|Bernhard Warner|November 16, 2020|Fortune
Russell, a player he admired above all others, scored 19 points for Boston, with 32 rebounds and five blocked shots.Tom Heinsohn, mainstay of Boston Celtics dynasty as player, coach, dies at 86|Matt Schudel|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
It was a publishing company, based in New York, whose product I really admired.To take control of your career, ask for what you want—directly and explicitly|matthewheimer|November 8, 2020|Fortune
So, the second rookie mistake, I would say, was that because I trust and admire Gerard and his experience greatly, I did not put a great deal of oversight over the company.Why the Left Had to Steal the Right’s Dark-Money Playbook (Bonus Episode)|Sudhir Venkatesh|October 31, 2020|Freakonomics
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
Let them that sail on the sea, tell the dangers thereof: and when we hear with our ears, we shall admire.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
I'd admire to see him cavorting around on the pinnacles after horse-thieves or whisky-runners or a bunch of bad Indians.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
We idlers had permission granted us to land and visit the town, in which, however, we found but little to admire.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The dining room was for the souls of the locals, who could admire the desert more conveniently than find a good meal.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
I greatly admire his character, but he positively could not have made his way along the fire trenches I inspected yesterday.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton