Admirers



to regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval.
to regard with wonder or surprise (usually used ironically or sarcastically):
I admire your audacity.
to feel or express .
Dialect. to take pleasure; like or desire:
I would admire to go.
be admiring of, Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. to admire:
He’s admiring of his brother’s farm.
Contemporary Examples

“It was very meaningful to his large circle of friends and admirers that we were able to put this on,” Deitch said on Monday.
Dennis Hopper’s Cinematic Art Isabel Wilkinson July 12, 2010

A saucy, sultry 5-foot-10, with long, dark hair, she created quite a stir and did not lack for admirers.
Billionaire Divorcee’s Happy Ending Sandra McElwaine January 23, 2011

The romantic attempts of some admirers—and ballerinas always have many—resulted in jokes to laugh at in dressing rooms.
Is Something Rotten at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater? Anna Nemtsova March 23, 2013

His scheme to re-integrate the church back into the center of this urban community has won Cain a legion of admirers.
Meet the Gay Priest Getting Married Nico Hines March 24, 2014

A mellowing in his later fiction (to the lament of some admirers) may owe something to personal happiness.
All Novels Are Spy Novels: Ian McEwan Talks ‘Sweet Tooth’ and His Life Maya Jaggi November 14, 2012

Historical Examples

We are no admirers of sinecures, of unnecessary commissionerships, or the multiplication of useless offices.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, No. 401, March 1849 Various

Therefore, if only to avoid his worst foes, his admirers, a man should avoid system.
Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald

Many of Mr. Coopers admirers set down his Hamlet as the best of his performances; a proposition to which we can never accede.
The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Various

Macdonald, however, was not a man to be put down in his own shop and before his own admirers.
In the Midst of Alarms Robert Barr

But so witty was she, that no young beauty at the hotel had so many followers and admirers.
Caper-Sauce Fanny Fern

verb (transitive)
to regard with esteem, respect, approval, or pleased surprise
(archaic) to wonder at
v.

early 15c. (implied in admired), from Middle French admirer (Old French amirer, 14c.), or directly from Latin admirari “to wonder at” (see admiration). Related: Admiring; admiringly.

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