Definition of “admire” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /ədˈmaɪər/

B2 to respect or approve of someone or something:

You have to admire him for being so determined.
I really admire people who can go out and work in such difficult conditions.

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B1 to look at something or someone, thinking how attractive they are:

We stood for a few minutes, admiring the view.
I was just admiring your shirt.

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admirer noun [ C ]

(Definition of “admire” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)