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admire

ad·mire

admire

 
 
pronunciation:
d maIr
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: admired, admires, admiring
definition 1: to hold in high esteem; respect.
I admire her for her courage and her dedication to helping others.
synonyms:
appreciate, esteem, respect
antonyms:
deplore, disapprove, disdain, execrate
similar words:
adore, approve, favor, honor, like, prize, revere, venerate, worship
definition 2: to observe with pleasure, wonder, and approval.
I admire your positive attitude; I would be depressed in your situation.His friends are all admiring his new car.
synonyms:
wonder
antonyms:
abhor, disdain
similar words:
appreciate, approve, enjoy, like, relish
derivations: admiring (adj.), admiringly (adv.), admirer (n.)