admire - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “admire”

See all translations

admire

verb [T]  us   /ədˈmɑɪər/
to respect and approve of someone or something: I admire that music more than any other.
admirable
adjective  us   /ˈæd·mər·ə·bəl/
The police did an admirable job of calming down the crowd.
admirably
adverb  us   /ˈæd·mər·ə·bli/
I think she coped admirably with a very difficult situation.
admiration
noun [U]  us   /ˌæd·məˈreɪ·ʃən/
My admiration for her grows daily.
admirer
noun [C]  us   /ədˈmɑɪər·ər/
Many admirers waited in the rain just to see their hero.
(Definition of admire from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of admire?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“admire” in American English

Definitions of “admire” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More