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前缀ad-, 去，往。词根mire, 惊叹，感叹，同miracle,奇迹，词源同smile, 惊奇的笑。此处字母s脱落，字母r,l流音音变。
- admire:  Admire has rather run out of steam since it first entered the language. It comes originally from the same Latin source as marvel and miracle, and from the 16th to the 18th centuries it meant ‘marvel at’ or ‘be astonished’. Its weaker modern connotations of ‘esteem’ or ‘approval’, however, have been present since the beginning, and have gradually ousted the more exuberant expressions of wonderment. It is not clear whether English borrowed the word from French admirer or directly from its source, Latin admīrārī, literally ‘wonder at’, a compound verb formed from ad- and mīrārī ‘wonder’.
=> marvel, miracle
- admire (v.)
- early 15c. (implied in admired), from Middle French admirer (Old French amirer, 14c.), or directly from Latin admirari "to wonder at" (see admiration). Related: Admiring; admiringly.
- 1. I had to admire David's vow that he would leave the programme.
- 2. We admire her dedication to the cause of humanity.
- 3. We took time to stop and admire the view.
- 4. His was a rags-to-riches story and people admire that.
- 5. I am content to admire the mountains from below.
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