To Admi're. v.a. [admiro, Lat. admirer, Fr.]
- To regard with wonder; generally in a good sense.
'Tis here that knowledge wonders, and there is an admiration that is not the daughter of ignorance. This indeed stupidly gazeth at the unwonted effect; but the philosophic passion truly admires and adores the supreme efficient. Glanville.
- It is sometimes used, in more familiar speech, for to regard with love.
- It is used, but rarely, in an ill sense.
You have displac'd the mirth, broke the good meeting
With most admir'd disorder. Shakesp. Macbeth.