3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Admire \Ad*mire"\, verb (used without an object) To wonder; to marvel; to be affected with surprise; -- sometimes with at.

To wonder at Pharaoh, and even admire at myself. --Fuller.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Admire \Ad*mire"\, verb (used with an object) [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. smile.]

1. To regard with wonder or astonishment; to view with surprise; to marvel at. [Archaic]

Examples rather to be admired than imitated. --Fuller.

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Note: Admire followed by the infinitive is obsolete or colloquial; as, I admire to see a man consistent in his conduct.

Syn: To esteem; approve; delight in.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: feel admiration for [syn: {admire}, {look up to}] [ant: {look down on}]

2: look at with admiration

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