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ad·mire

admire

 
 
pronunciation:
d maIr
part of speech: verb
inflections: admires, admiring, admired
definition 1: to have a high opinion of; respect.
I admire my dad because he works hard, but he also takes time to be with us kids.Do you have a sports star that you admire?
synonyms:
appreciate, esteem, respect
similar words:
adore, approve, favor, honor, like, prize, worship
definition 2: to look at with delight, wonder, and approval.
Everyone was admiring my new bike.
similar words:
appreciate, approve, enjoy, like, relish
derivations: admiring (adj.), admiringly (adv.), admirer (n.)