admire

v. t.

  1. To regard with wonder or astonishment; to view with surprise; to marvel at.
  2. To regard with wonder and delight; to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love, or reverence; to estimate or prize highly; as, to admire a person of high moral worth, to admire a landscape.

v. i.

  1. To wonder; to marvel; to be affected with surprise; -- sometimes with at.