To regard with wonder or astonishment; to view with surprise; to marvel at.
- To regard with pleasure, wonder, and approval.
- To have a high opinion of; esteem or respect.
- Chiefly New England & Upper Southern U.S. To enjoy (something): "I just admire to get letters, but I don't admire to answer them” ( Dialect Notes).
- Archaic To marvel or wonder at.
- New England & Upper Southern U.S. To marvel at something. Often used with at.