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admire

Pronunciation: /ədˈmaɪr; ədˈmaɪə(r)/

Translation of admire in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (respect) [courage/skill/work] admirar
    Example sentences
    • It is good for men to respect and admire them, without expecting favours or punishments from them.
    • He quite clearly loves Europe, respecting its diversity but admiring its ambitious attempt to unify.
    • He was a good father, grandfather and friend and he was highly respected and admired by many.
    1.2 (take pleasure in) [scenery] admirar I was just admiring your tablecloth me estaba fijando en lo bonito que es el mantel my dress was much admired mi vestido tuvo mucho éxito
    Example sentences
    • The airborne action is less fluid than the rest, but at least you get to admire the impressive scenery.
    • It was hot when I woke but not so much that I couldn't enjoy a brief stroll around the garden, admiring the flowers in the sunshine.
    • They are now looking forward to watching the garden blossom and admiring the fruits of their hard work.

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