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admire

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English

Etymology

From Old French amirer, later from French admirer or Latin admirari, which comes from ad- + mirari "to wonder".

Pronunciation

IPA: WEAE /ædˈmaɪ.ɚ/ IPA: RP /ədˈmaɪə/

Verb

Infinitive
to admire

Third person singular
admir

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to admire (third-person singular simple present admir, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To regard with wonder and delight;
  2. (transitive) to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love or reverence;
  3. (transitive) to estimate or prize highly; as, to admire a person of high moral worth, to admire a landscape.

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Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [adˈmire]

Verb

admire

  1. third-person singular subjunctive form of [[admira#Template:lang:ro|admira]].
  2. third-person plural subjunctive form of [[admira#Template:lang:ro|admira]].

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