Meaning of ADMIRE in English
BAD : One hour is not long enough to admire all the exhibits.
GOOD : One hour is not long enough to see all the exhibits.
BAD : I enjoyed admiring all the old buildings.
GOOD : I enjoyed looking at all the old buildings.
Do not use admire when you just mean 'see' or 'look at'. Admire means 'look at someone or something with a strong feeling of pleasure'. This meaning of admire is found mainly in novels and tourist brochures: 'Come and admire the magnificence of the Niagara Falls.' 'Rupert was sitting outside on the verandah, admiring the many jewels in the night sky.'
BAD : Although it was a sad film, I admired it very much.
GOOD : Although it was a sad film, I enjoyed it very much.
BAD : Everybody admired your talk because it was lively and interesting.
GOOD : Everybody enjoyed your talk because it was lively and interesting.
Do not use admire when you mean 'enjoy'. Admire means 'have a very high opinion of someone': 'I've always admired people who think for themselves.' 'Lewis was probably best known and admired for his work on medieval literature.'
Longman Common Errors English vocabulary. Английский словарь распространенных ошибок Longman. 2012