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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Admire  \Ad*mire"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Admired};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Admiring}.]  [F.  admirer,  fr  L.  admirari  ad  +  mirari  to 
  wonder,  for  smirari  akin  to  Gr  ?  to  smile,  Skr.  smi,  and  E. 
  smile.] 
  1.  To  regard  with  wonder  or  astonishment;  to  view  with 
  surprise;  to  marvel  at  [Archaic] 
 
  Examples  rather  to  be  admired  than  imitated. 
  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  Admired  as  heroes  and  as  gods  obeyed.  --Pope. 
 
  Note:  Admire  followed  by  the  infinitive  is  obsolete  or 
  colloquial;  as  I  admire  to  see  a  man  consistent  in  his 
  conduct. 
 
  Syn:  To  esteem;  approve;  delight  in 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Admire  \Ad*mire"\,  v.  i. 
  To  wonder;  to  marvel;  to  be  affected  with  surprise;  -- 
  sometimes  with  at 
 
  To  wonder  at  Pharaoh,  and  even  admire  at  myself. 
  --Fuller. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  admire 
  v  1:  feel  admiration  for  [syn:  {look  up  to}] 
  2:  look  at  with  admiration 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Admire,  KS  (city,  FIPS  325) 
  Location:  38.64117  N,  96.10285  W 
  Population  (1990):  147  (62  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  66830 




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