admire Definition

to regard with respect, approval, or pleasure; to look at with admiration.

Using admire: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "admire" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I admire your courage in standing up for what you believe in.

  • Example

    She admires his artistic talent.

  • Example

    He admires her beauty and intelligence.

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Phrases with admire

  • to have a feeling of respect and admiration for someone or something without being able to get close to them


    She has always admired him from afar, but never had the courage to talk to him.

  • to enjoy looking at a beautiful scene or landscape


    We stopped to admire the view from the top of the mountain.

  • to look at oneself in the mirror with satisfaction or pride


    She spent hours admiring herself in the mirror before the party.

Origins of admire

from Latin 'admirari', meaning 'to wonder at'


Summary: admire in Brief

To 'admire' [ədˈmaɪər] is to regard with respect, approval, or pleasure, often accompanied by a feeling of admiration. It can be used in various contexts, such as admiring someone's courage or artistic talent. Phrases like 'admire from afar' and 'admire the view' use 'admire' to denote respect and appreciation from a distance. 'Admire oneself in the mirror' implies looking at oneself with satisfaction or pride.

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