Adjective "admire" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Regard with respect or warm approval.
  1. 'she couldn't help but notice his admiring glance'
  2. 'She was very well respected and admired by most people in this Country, Canada.'
  3. 'I want to see entrepreneurs become more admired and respected for their contribution to society.'
  4. 'From what I learned from my elders he was very much admired and respected by all who knew him.'
  5. 'He is admired by people with regard to his sporting career, but he also strikes me as a true gentleman!'
  6. 'He was a good father, grandfather and friend and he was highly respected and admired by many.'
  7. 'Though she admires and respects many skaters from all over the world, Adélia is a big fan of Russian skaters.'
  8. 'All she is doing is supporting her belief and she should be respected and admired for that.'
  9. 'I admire and respect them both, and they seem nice guys, but boring and bland.'
  10. 'Presumably as a teacher of law he admires and respects such contracts and declarations.'
  11. 'Instead he's had to content himself with knowing that writers he respects admire his work.'
  12. 'We talked to one of the gardeners and admired the fruit, vegetables and, of course, the flowers.'
  13. 'The mask which Jenny Pegg had won second prize with at the craft rally, was much admired.'
  14. 'How can people stop to admire our beautiful Lake District and then spoil it by leaving their litter?'
  15. 'It was hot when I woke but not so much that I couldn't enjoy a brief stroll around the garden, admiring the flowers in the sunshine.'
  16. 'Soon the Ngaere Gardens were being admired by visitors who came from far and wide.'
  17. 'She walked along the garden edges admiring the flowers that only opened to moon light.'
  18. 'He would turn from side to side, admiring his prize package from the reflection in the mirror.'
  19. 'One of the innovations Logan has imported from the European cities he admires is the roof garden.'
  20. 'The off-white walls didn't come off as much to admire, but for some reason Josie adored them.'
  21. 'He looked around, admiring the garden that was in bloom a couple feet away from him.'

More definitions

1. to regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval.

2. to regard with wonder or surprise (usually used ironically or sarcastically): I admire your audacity. verb (used without object), admired, admiring.

3. to feel or express admiration.

4. Dialect. to take pleasure; like or desire: I would admire to go. Idioms

5. be admiring of, Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. to admire: He's admiring of his brother's farm.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be admire for years."

"people can be admire for things."

"people can be admire."

"works can be admire."

"evenings can be admire."

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Late 16th century: from Latin admirari, from ad- ‘at’ + mirari ‘wonder’.