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admire

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Verb (transitive)
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ad=mire
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2 in 2 verses (in OT : 2 in 2 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

admirev. t. [F. admirer, fr. L. admirari; ad + mirari to wonder, for smirari, akin to Gr. to smile, Skr. smi, and E. smile.].
  •  To regard with wonder or astonishment; to view with surprise; to marvel at.  [1913 Webster]
    "Examples rather to be admired than imitated."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To regard with wonder and delight; to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love, or reverence; to estimate or prize highly; as, to admire a person of high moral worth, to admire a landscape.  [1913 Webster]
    " Admire followed by the infinitive is obsolete or colloquial; as, I admire to see a man consistent in his conduct."  [1913 Webster]
    "Admired as heroes and as gods obeyed."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To esteem; approve; delight in.
admirev. i. 
     To wonder; to marvel; to be affected with surprise; -- sometimes with at.  [1913 Webster]
    "To wonder at Pharaoh, and even admire at myself."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

admire, v.tr.
1 regard with approval, respect, or satisfaction.
2 express one's admiration of.

Etymology
F admirer or L admirari (as AD-, mirari wonder at)

THESAURUS

admire

OK, accept, accord respect to, adore, apotheosize, appreciate, approve, approve of, bless, cherish, consider, countenance, dearly love, defer to, deify, delight in, endorse, entertain respect for, esteem, exalt, favor, hero-worship, hold dear, hold in esteem, hold in reverence, hold with, honor, idolize, keep in countenance, look up to, love to distraction, prize, rate highly, regard, relish, respect, revere, reverence, sanction, take kindly to, think highly of, think much of, think well of, treasure, uphold, value, venerate, view with favor, worship

ROGET THESAURUS

admire

Wonder

VB wonder, marvel, admire, be surprised, start, stare, open one's eyes, rub one's eyes, turn up one's eyes, gloar, gape, open one's mouth, hold one's breath, look aghast, stand aghast, stand agog, look blank, tombe des nues, not believe one's eyes, not believe one's ears, not believe one's senses, not be able to account for, not know whether one stands on one's head or one's, surprise, astonish, amaze, astound, dumfound, dumfounder, startle, dazzle, daze, strike, strike with wonder, strike with awe, electrify, stun, stupefy, petrify, confound, bewilder, flabbergast, stagger, throw on one's beam ends, fascinate, turn the head, take away one's breath, strike dumb, make one's hair stand on end, make one's tongue cleave to the roof of one's mout, make one stare, take by surprise, be wonderful, beggar description, beggar the imagination, baffle description, stagger belief.

Approbation

VB approve, approbate, think good, think much of, think well of, think highly of, esteem, value, prize, set great store by, set great store on, do justice to, appreciate, honor, hold in esteem, look up to, admire, like, be in favor of, wish Godspeed, hail, hail with satisfaction, stand up for, stick up for, uphold, hold up, countenance, sanction, clap on the back, pat on the back, keep in countenance, indorse, give credit, recommend, mark with a white mark, mark with a stone, commend, belaud, praise, laud, compliment, pay a tribute, bepraise, clap the hands, applaud, cheer, acclamate, encore, panegyrize, eulogize, cry up, proner, puff, extol, extol to the skies, magnify, glorify, exalt, swell, make much of, flatter, bless, give a blessing to, have a good word for, say a good word for, speak well of, speak highly of, speak in high terms of, sing the praises of, sound the praises of, chaunt the praises of, resound the praises of, sing praises to, cheer to the echo, applaud to the echo, applaud to the very echo, cheer to the very echo, redound to the honor, redound to the praise, redound to the credit of, do credit to, deserve praise, recommend itself, pass muster, be praised, receive honorable mention, be in favor with, be in high favor with, ring with the praises of, win golden opinions, gain credit, find favor with, stand well in the opinion of, laudari a laudato viro.


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