- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ədˈmaɪə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ədˈmaɪɹ/
- Hyphenation: ad‧mire
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- Rhymes: -aɪə(ɹ)
- (obsolete, transitive) To be amazed at; to view with surprise; to marvel at.
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970, partition II, section 2, member 4:
- The poor fellow, admiring how he came there, was served in state all day long […].
- 1640, Thomas Fuller, The Holy State
- examples rather to be admired than imitated
- (transitive) To regard with wonder and delight.
- (transitive) To look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love or reverence.
- (transitive) To estimate or value highly; to hold in high esteem.
- to admire a person of high moral worth
- He had always admired the work ethos and family values of his friend.
- to admire a landscape
- 2000, Marshall Mathers (Eminem) (lyrics and music), “The Way I Am”, in The Marshall Mathers LP:
- I'm so sick and tired of bein' admired. That I wish that I would just die or get fired.
- (US, dialectal, rare) To be enthusiastic about (doing something); to want or like (to do something). (Sometimes followed by to.)
- 1953, Arthur Miller, The Crucible:
- I'm not sayin' she's touched the Devil, now, but I'd admire to know what books she reads and why she hides them — she'll not answer me, y' see.
- 1976, Field & Stream, page 10:
- And I'd admire seeing this creek become a sort of stopping place for geese of one sort and another.
- 2002, Jack Jones, Iron Spur (→ISBN), page 37:
- “I hope you do. I'd admire seeing a lot of you.” They made camp down at the creek. Will spread her blanket not too far from his. “Well, aren't you a lady's man.” “Why do you say that?”
regard with wonder and delight
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of admirar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of admirar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of admirar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of admirar
- Eagle, Andy, ed. (2016) The Online Scots Dictionary, Scots Online.