Definition of “admire” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /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.

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.
admirer noun [ C ]

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