verb (used with object), ad·mired, ad·mir·ing.
verb (used without object), ad·mired, ad·mir·ing.
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Origin of admire
Examples from the Web for admirer
I find both “admirer” and “suitor” to be presumptuous and one-sided.
He then waited a beat and deadpanned: “Yes I am an admirer of Lenin.”The Bolshevik Who Thinks ‘The Nation’ Is Too Left Wing|Eli Lake|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
CSI not only aided a not-guilty verdict, but netted Dr. Phil an admirer.
Every few seconds, an escort or admirer comes by to give Lewis a quick hug or butt-squeeze.And The Escort of The Year Is… Backstage at The Sex Oscars|Scott Bixby|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Marshall Berman, 72 Philosopher Marshall Berman was as much an admirer of diversity and modernism as he was of Karl Marx.
It would ill become any admirer of Pascal to detract from the glory of Descartes.Pascal|John Tulloch
The opinion of your admirer reduced this weighty trouble to what is, in this case as in yours, a very petty one.The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete|Honore de Balzac
You must keep Emily for his lordship, positively, aunt: she is almost as great an admirer of him as yourself.Precaution|James Fenimore Cooper
That sentence need not offend an admirer of Walt Whitman, for he "accepts both theism and the doctrine of the future life."The Greatest English Classic|Cleland Boyd McAfee
Mr. Roe himself has supplied this in a letter written nearly a year ago, to an admirer, and part of which I am allowed to copy.E.P. Roe: Reminiscences of his Life|Mary A. Roe
Word Origin for admire
c.1600, agent noun from admire (v.). "In common speech, a lover" [Johnson], a sense recorded from 1704.
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.