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]  /ədˈmɑɪər/ us  
to respect and approve of someone or something: I admire that music more than any other.
admirable
adjective  /ˈæd·mər·ə·bəl/ us  
The police did an admirable job of calming down the crowd.
admirably
adverb  /ˈæd·mər·ə·bli/ us  
I think she coped admirably with a very difficult situation.
admiration
noun [U]  /ˌæd·məˈreɪ·ʃən/ us  
My admiration for her grows daily.
admirer
noun [C]  /ədˈmɑɪər·ər/ us  
Many admirers waited in the rain just to see their hero.
Translations of “admire”
in Korean 감탄하다, 존경하다…
in Arabic يُعجَب بِـ, يُكبِر…
in French admirer…
in Turkish hayran olmak, gıbta etmek, saygı duymak…
in Italian ammirare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 欽佩, 羨慕, 讚賞…
in Russian восхищаться…
in Polish podziwiać…
in Spanish admirar…
in Portuguese admirar…
in German bewundern…
in Catalan admirar…
in Japanese ~に見とれる, ~に敬服する, ~を称賛する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钦佩, 羡慕, 赞赏…
(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

work out

to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Read More