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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ad·mire /ədˈmaɪr/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·mire v. t. [imp. & p. p. Admired p. pr. & vb. n. Admiring ]
 1. To regard with wonder or astonishment; to view with surprise; to marvel at. [Archaic]
    Examples rather to be admired than imitated.   --Fuller.
 2. To regard with wonder and delight; to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love, or reverence; to estimate or prize highly; as, to admire a person of high moral worth, to admire a landscape.
    Admired as heroes and as gods obeyed.   --Pope.
 Note:Admire followed by the infinitive is obsolete or colloquial; as, I admire to see a man consistent in his conduct.
 Syn: -- To esteem; approve; delight in.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·mire, v. i. To wonder; to marvel; to be affected with surprise; -- sometimes with at.
    To wonder at Pharaoh, and even admire at myself.   --Fuller.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: feel admiration for [syn: look up to]
      2: look at with admiration