It would be to judge, to admire, to adore that of which we can form no idea.
Not to admire, is all the art I know, To make men happy, and to keep them so.
She does not admire what she calls the smoky color I bring home from London.
But I have been with you for months, and I have never known you to do anything I could not admire.
Florence was very pretty, and it is pleasant to admire a pretty face.
As it was, he came to admire the happy, well-dressed majority.
Even Uncle Peter, whom he had come warmly to admire, jarred upon him with his crudity and his Western assertiveness.
I could not admire them, though their eyes were as brilliant as they were black.
As yet she could only admire the character the man had shown, though it had upset her none the less.
Hurd could not but admire the brave way in which she faced the terrible situation.
admire late 16c., from Fr. admirer (O.Fr. amirer, 14c.), from L. admirari (see admiration). Noun admirer is recorded from c.1600; "In common speech, a lover" [Johnson], a sense recorded from c.1705.