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 admiration.
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.
to regard with esteem, respect, approval, or pleased surprise
(archaic) to wonder at
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.
- Be all and end all
the central and all-important part: His work was the be-all and end-all of his existence. noun (informal) the ultimate aim or justification: to provide help for others is the be-all and end-all of this group (often jocular) a person or thing considered to be beyond improvement noun The mouth, esp regarded as a speech organ […]
- Be all ears
the organ of hearing and equilibrium in vertebrates, in humans consisting of an external ear that gathers sound vibrations, a middle ear in which the vibrations resonate against the tympanic membrane, and a fluid-filled internal ear that maintains balance and that conducts the tympanic vibrations to the auditory nerve, which transmits them as impulses to […]
- Be along
through, on, beside, over, or parallel to the length or direction of; from one end to the other of: to walk along a highway; to run a border along a shelf. during; in the course of: Somewhere along the way I lost my hat. in conformity or accordance with: I plan to revise the article […]
the organ of sight, in vertebrates typically one of a pair of spherical bodies contained in an orbit of the skull and in humans appearing externally as a dense, white, curved membrane, or sclera, surrounding a circular, colored portion, or iris, that is covered by a clear, curved membrane, or cornea, and in the center […]