admire

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See also: Admire and admiré

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      , 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
  5. (US, dialectal, rare) To be enthusiastic about (doing something); to want or like (to do something).
    • 1976, Field & Stream, page 10:
      And I'd admire seeing this creek become a sort of stopping place for geese of one sort and another.
    • 2002, Jack Jones, Iron Spur (→ISBN), page 37:
      “I hope you do. I'd admire seeing a lot of you.” They made camp down at the creek. Will spread her blanket not too far from his. “Well, aren't you a lady's man.” “Why do you say that?”

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admire

  1. admiringly

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 (eu) present subjunctive of admirar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of admirar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of admirar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of admirar

Romanian[edit]

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admire

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

Scots[edit]

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admire (third-person singular present admires, present participle admirin, past admired, past participle admired)

  1. to admire, marvel at
  2. to surprise, astonish

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Spanish[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /adˈmiɾe/, [aðˈmiɾe]

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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.