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Meaning of ADMIRE

Pronunciation:  ad'mIr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  feel admiration for
  2. [v]  look at with admiration

ADMIRE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: look up to
 See Also: envy, esteem, look, prise, prize, respect, value



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ad*mire"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Admired}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Admiring}.] [F. admirer, fr. L. admirari; ad + mirari to
    wonder, for smirari, akin to Gr. ? to smile, Skr. smi, and E.
    1. To regard with wonder or astonishment; to view with
       surprise; to marvel at. [Archaic]
             Examples rather to be admired than imitated.
    2. To regard with wonder and delight; to look upon with an
       elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out
       approbation, esteem, love, or reverence; to estimate or
       prize highly; as, to admire a person of high moral worth,
       to admire a landscape.
             Admired as heroes and as gods obeyed. --Pope.
    Note: Admire followed by the infinitive is obsolete or
          colloquial; as, I admire to see a man consistent in his
    Syn: To esteem; approve; delight in.
  2. \Ad*mire"\, v. i.
    To wonder; to marvel; to be affected with surprise; --
    sometimes with at.
          To wonder at Pharaoh, and even admire at myself.
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