Meaning of admire

ad•mire

Pronunciation: (ad-mīr'), [key]
— v., -mired, -mir•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval.
  2. to regard with wonder or surprise (usually used ironically or sarcastically): I admire your audacity.
—v.i.
  1. to feel or express admiration.
  2. to take pleasure; like or desire: I would admire to go.
  3. to admire: He's admiring of his brother's farm.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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