Meaning of ADMIRE in English

v. Function: verb

1 to view with an elevated feeling of pleasure FF1C; admired the scene that spread out before them FF1E;

Synonyms: appreciate, cherish, delight (in), relish; compare APPRECIATE 1

Related Words: adore, revere, reverence, venerate, worship

Idioms: go into raptures over, take delight in

Contrasted Words: disesteem, disfavor, dislike, disrelish, mislike

Antonyms: disdain

2 to hold in high esteem FF1C; admired his ability to get things done FF1E;

Synonyms: consider, esteem, regard, respect

Related Words: appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value

Idioms: have ( or hold) a high opinion of, rate highly, set (great) store by, think much ( or highly) of

Contrasted Words: abominate, detest, hate, loathe; contemn, despise, disdain, scorn

Antonyms: abhor

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.