verb (used with object), ad·mired, ad·mir·ing.
verb (used without object), ad·mired, ad·mir·ing.
- admiralty law,
- admiralty metal,
- admiralty mile,
- admiralty range,
Origin of admire
Examples from the Web for admires
A department store piano melody plays in the background while he admires everything he can see.Kirk Cameron Saves Christmas from Abominable Killjoys (Other Christians)|Brandy Zadrozny|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She passes it on to a man who admires her lipstick traces on it.
But he also admires the strength of children, and honors it in his work.Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’: An Anime Icon Bows Out|Andrew Romano|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He admires the “courage of the Dream 9” but calls it an “ill-conceived protest.”
As NBC describes it “Chelsea Clinton admires vegetarian stands taken by Stella, [and] Linda McCartney.”Chelsea Clinton Takes NBC Reporting to the Next Level, Interviews Stella McCartney|Misty White Sidell|June 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Found, among other things, that he had lived two years in Italy when he was a youth, and that he admires Miss Austen.George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3)|George Eliot
He walks only in gardens with high brick walls—and then admires only at a hint from the head-gardener.Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2|John Wilson
He admires H. Crawford: I mean properly, as a clever, pleasant man.Memoir of Jane Austen|James Edward Austen-Leigh
He admires even their architecture, and prides himself especially on the size and massiveness of the prison.
No woman is quite indifferent to a man who admires her in the hearty, wholesale way which De Burgh did not try to conceal.A Crooked Path|Mrs. Alexander
Word Origin for admire
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.