Definition of admirer in US English:

admirer

noun

  • 1A person who has a particular regard for someone or something.

    ‘he was a great admirer of Mark Twain’
    • ‘As an admirer of Indian culture and music, he has been deeply influenced by Indian philosophy and religion.’
    • ‘His fame grew as much from the enthusiasm of his admirers as from his own efforts.’
    • ‘As admirers and collectors of old technology, we like to think we gave it a new lease on life.’
    • ‘The fact that she was also winning matches helped, but her policy of letting the crowd see how pleased she was to have them on her side earned her new admirers.’
    • ‘He left no disciples, but only admirers of his scholarship and conviction.’
    • ‘The new cultural confidence was particularly marked among admirers of English letters.’
    • ‘Healthy ambition is a fine quality, but winning at all costs can alienate even the most devoted admirers.’
    • ‘He was also an admirer of Joyce and a financial supporter for an aging Ezra Pound.’
    • ‘Marian Fitxpatrick also displayed the wonderful arch on the stage which caught the eyes of numerous admirers.’
    • ‘Even as the poet is dying, some of his followers and admirers have begun to quarrel over what to do with his remains.’
    • ‘Finally, there are admirers of Mises, faithful disciples and propagators of his teaching.’
    • ‘By the end of his life he was an international celebrity and was regarded by his admirers as a kind of art guru.’
    • ‘Claire Denis was given a triumphant welcome by admirers familiar with her complete filmography.’
    • ‘The celebrity author, 52, cannot be prised away from buffet lunches and milling admirers.’
    • ‘Throughout the show, hundreds of his admirers waited outside brandishing posters of support and chanting his name.’
    • ‘Shastri was both a disciple of Gandhi and an admirer of Nehru, but he was also his own man.’
    • ‘The complexity its admirers celebrated was usually generated in their own attempts to make sense of its opacities.’
    • ‘A hush spread over the crowd of friends, fans, admirers, and collectors who had gathered that evening.’
    • ‘In the early days, the novels received some respectful reviews and won a small band of devoted admirers.’
    • ‘Despite taking only one disciple, he had many admirers and touched many lives.’
    fan, enthusiast, devotee, addict, aficionado, supporter, adherent, follower, disciple, votary, fanatic, zealot
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    1. 1.1 A person who has a sexual or romantic interest in someone.
      ‘she's got a secret admirer’
      • ‘Then one day Nichole found a note in her locker from a secret admirer.’
      • ‘I called him on his lunch hour to mention that I had a secret admirer, we talked a bit and that was that.’
      • ‘Rachel has attracted her share of admirers from others in the company, however.’
      • ‘I demanded that she tell me what was wrong, but she just laughed and said that she had a secret admirer.’
      • ‘According to the police, Hsiao posted the photos in an effort to attract homosexual admirers.’
      • ‘Then, the day before we got out for Christmas break, I got this love note, and it was signed a secret admirer.’
      • ‘Since I finished the book I have watched with trepidation and wonder as Maisie has begun to attract male admirers.’
      • ‘A secret admirer leaves romantic notes in his locker and he can't even begin to guess her identity.’
      • ‘She seemed to enjoy it when people asked her about her secret admirer.’
      • ‘The bottom line is this: My father has a secret admirer, and my mother doesn't like it one bit.’
      • ‘Debbie led a frugal life so she could send a large part of her salary to her family and kept male admirers at arm's length.’
      • ‘The next day, Sierra watched her sister get ready to meet her secret admirer.’
      • ‘Not short of male admirers, she sees the irony of her situation.’
      • ‘Angel has been getting emails from an unknown guy who claims he is her secret admirer.’
      • ‘She wanted to see if she had gotten another e-mail from her secret admirer.’
      • ‘I'm not the kind of girl who inspires random bouquets and secret admirers.’
      • ‘It was a nice gesture and it makes me wonder if I have a secret admirer.’
      • ‘Could she have been wrong about Kip being her secret admirer the whole time?’
      • ‘In this category of minor classics are some books and authors who have truly ferocious secret admirers.’
      • ‘It upset my friend because in Canada, she was the one who had all the male admirers.’
      suitor, wooer, worshipper, beau, sweetheart, lover, love, beloved, lady love, boyfriend, girlfriend, young man, young lady, man friend, lady friend, escort
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Pronunciation

admirer

/ədˈmī(ə)rər//ədˈmaɪ(ə)rər/