admire

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From Middle French admirer, from Latin admīror, from ad + mīror (wonder at).

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admire (third-person singular simple present admires, present participle admiring, simple past and past participle admired)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To be amazed at; to view with surprise; to marvel at.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.2.4:
      The poor fellow, admiring how he came there, was served in state all day long []
    • Fuller
      examples rather to be admired than imitated
  2. (transitive) To regard with wonder and delight.
  3. (transitive) to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love or reverence;
  4. (transitive) to estimate or prize highly.
    to admire a person of high moral worth, to admire a landscape

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French[edit]

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admire

  1. first-person singular present indicative of admirer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of admirer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of admirer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of admirer
  5. second-person singular imperative of admirer

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admire

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of admirar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of admirar
  3. first-person singular imperative of admirar
  4. third-person singular imperative of admirar

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admire

  1. third-person singular subjunctive form of admira.
  2. third-person plural subjunctive form of admira.

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admire

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of admirar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of admirar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of admirar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of admirar.