- to regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval.
- to regard with wonder or surprise (usually used ironically or sarcastically): I admire your audacity.
- to feel or express admiration.
- Dialect. to take pleasure; like or desire: I would admire to go.
- be admiring of, Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. to admire: He's admiring of his brother's farm.
Origin of admire
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Examples from the Web for admirers
“There are more dedicated sites for transgenders and admirers,” he said.Grindr’s Trans Dating Problem
January 9, 2015
She hated sharing Georgie with his admirers, particularly on lecture tours in in North America.Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else
October 24, 2014
Hundreds of friends, admirers, and fellow citizens crowd the steps of the cathedral.The Resilient City: New York After 9/11
September 11, 2014
It is not merely an authenticity that Brooks uses to connect with his admirers, but his embrace of an average identity.I'm Not Country or Pop. I'm Just Pure Garth Brooks.
September 10, 2014
According to Tatterson, he has admirers from as far as Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and even Pakistan.Castro Street’s Hot Cop Is the Batman to Sexy Mug Shot Guy’s Joker
July 9, 2014
Therefore, if only to avoid his worst foes, his admirers, a man should avoid system.Weighed and Wanting
Macdonald, however, was not a man to be put down in his own shop and before his own admirers.In the Midst of Alarms
He received the gifts as tributes, from admirers, to a public character.Little Dorrit
She must get away before her admirers demanded her reappearance on the platform.A Nest of Spies
And they add their admirers' names at the top of the writing, out of gratitude to them.Phaedrus
- to regard with esteem, respect, approval, or pleased surprise
- archaic to wonder at
Word Origin and History for admirers
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.