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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-mahyuh r]
    • /ædˈmaɪər/
    • /ədˈmaɪər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-mahyuh r]
    • /ædˈmaɪər/

Definitions of admires word

  • verb with object admires to regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval. 1
  • verb with object admires to regard with wonder or surprise (usually used ironically or sarcastically): I admire your audacity. 1
  • verb without object admires to feel or express admiration. 1
  • verb without object admires Dialect. to take pleasure; like or desire: I would admire to go. 1
  • idioms admires be admiring of, Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. to admire: He's admiring of his brother's farm. 1
  • noun admires Third-person singular simple present indicative form of admire. 1

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Origin of admires

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
1580-90; < Latin admīrārī, equivalent to ad- ad- + mīrārī (in Medieval Latin mīrāre) to wonder at, admire

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Parts of speech for Admires


admires popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

admires usage trend in Literature

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