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