Definition of admire verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



1 to respect someone for what they are or for what they have done admire someone/somethingI really admire your enthusiasm.You have to admire the way he handled the situation. admire someone/something for somethingThe school is widely admired for its excellent teaching. admire someone for doing somethingI don't agree with her, but I admire her for sticking to her principles.2 admire something to look at something and think that it is attractive and/or impressiveHe stood back to admire his handiwork.I've just been admiring your new car.Let's just sit and admire the view. admiring adjectiveShe was used to receiving admiring glances from men. admiringly adverb