Dictionary: AD-MIRE' – AD-MO-NI'TION-ER

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AD-MIRE', v.t. [L. admiror, ad and miror, to wonder; Sp. and Port. admirar; Fr. admirer; It. ammirare; Fr. mirer, to look, to take aim; Corn. miras, to look, see, or face; Arm. miret, to stop, hold, keep; W. mir, visage; also fair, comely; and maer, one that looks after, keeps or guards, a mayor, or bailif; Russ. zamirayu, to be astonished or stupefied; za, a prefix, and mir, peace; miryu, to pacify; zamiriayu, to make peace. The primary sense is to hold, to stop, or strain. Ch. and Syr. דמר; L. demiror. See Moor and Mar.]

  1. To regard with wonder or surprise, mingled with approbation, esteem, reverence or affection. When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and be admired in all them that love him. – 2 Thess. i. This word has been used in an ill sense, but seems now correctly restricted to the sense here given, and implying something great, rare or excellent, in the object admired.
  2. To regard with affection; a familiar term for to love greatly.

AD-MIR'ED, pp.

Regarded with wonder, mingled with pleasurable sensations, as esteem, love, or reverence.


One who admires; one who esteems or loves greatly.

AD-MIR'ING, ppr.

Regarding with wonder united with love or esteem.


With admiration; in the manner of an admirer.


The quality of being admissible. – Judge Chase.

AD-MIS'SI-BLE, a. [See Admit.]

That may be admitted, allowed or conceded; as, the testimony is admissible.


So as to be admitted.

AD-MIS'SION, n. [L. admissio.]

  1. The act or practice of admitting, as the admission of aliens into our country; also the state of being admitted.
  2. Admittance; power or permission to enter; entrance; access; power to approach; as, our laws give to foreigners easy admission to the rights of citizens; the admission of clerk to a benefice.
  3. Allowance; grant of an argument or position not full proved.

AD-MIT', v.t. [L. admitto, from ad and mitto, to send; Fr. mettre.]

  1. To suffer to enter; to grant entrance; whether into a place, or an office, or into the mind, or consideration; as, to admit a student into college; to admit a serious thought into the mind.
  2. To give right of entrance; as, a ticket admits one into a play-house.
  3. To allow; to receive as true; as, the argument or fact is admitted.
  4. To permit, grant or allow, or to be capable of; as, the words do not admit of such a construction. In this sense, of may be used after the verb, or omitted.


That may be admitted or allowed.


  1. The act of admitting; allowance. More usually,
  2. Permission to enter; the power or right of entrance; and hence, actual entrance; as, he gained admittance into the church.
  3. Concession; admission; allowance; as, the admittance of an argument. [Not used.]
  4. Shakspeare uses the word for the custom or prerogative of being admitted; "Sir John, you are a gentleman of excellent breeding, of great admittance:" but the license is unwarrantable.


Permitted to enter or approach; allowed; granted; conceded.


He that admits.


Permitting to enter or approach; allowing; conceding.

AD-MIX', v.t.

To mingle with something else. [See Mix.]

AD-MIX'TION, n. [admix'chun; L. admixtio, or admistio; of ad and misceo, to mix. See Mix.]

A mingling of bodies; a union by mixing different substances together. It differs from composition or chimical combination; for admixtion does not alter the nature of the substances mixed, but merely blends them together; whereas in composition, the particles unite by affinity, lose their former properties, and form new compounds, with different properties.

AD-MIX'TURE, n. [From admix.]

The substance mingled with another; sometimes the act of mixture. We say, an admixture of sulphur with alum, or the admixture of different bodies.

AD-MON'ISH, v.t. [L. admoneo, ad and moneo, to teach, warn, admonish; Fr. admonéter; Norm. amonester; Sp. amonestar; Port. amoestar, or admoestar; It. ammonire; G. mahnen, ermahnen; D. maanen, to dun, vermaanen, to admonish; Sw. mana, formana; Dan. maner, formaner; Sax. mænan, to mean.]

  1. To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove with mildness. Count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. – 2 Thess. iii.
  2. To counsel against wrong practices; to caution or advise. Admonish one another in psalms and hymns. – Col. iii.
  3. To instruct or direct. Moses was admonished by God, when he was about to make the tabernacle. – Heb. viii.
  4. In ecclesiastical affairs, to reprove a member of the church for a fault, either publicly or privately; the first step of church discipline. It is followed by of or against; as, to admonish of a fault committed, or against committing a fault. It has a like use in colleges.


Reproved; advised; warned; instructed.


One who reproves or counsels.


Reproving; warning; counseling; directing.


Admonition. – Shak.


Gentle reproof; counseling against a fault; instruction in duties; caution; direction. – Tit. iii. 1 Cor. x. In church discipline, public or private reproof to reclaim an offender; a step preliminary to excommunication.


A dispenser of admonitions. – Hooker.