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Pronunciation: (ad-mīur'), [key]
v., -mired, -mir•ing.

1. to regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval.
2. to regard with wonder or surprise (usually used ironically or sarcastically): I admire your audacity.

1. to feel or express admiration.
2. Dial.to take pleasure; like or desire: I would admire to go.
3. be admiring of, Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.to admire: He's admiring of his brother's farm.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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