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admire

verb [T]  /ədˈmɑɪər/ us  
to respect and approve of someone or something: I admire that music more than any other.
admirable
adjective  /ˈæd·mər·ə·bəl/ us  
The police did an admirable job of calming down the crowd.
admirably
adverb  /ˈæd·mər·ə·bli/ us  
I think she coped admirably with a very difficult situation.
admiration
noun [U]  /ˌæd·məˈreɪ·ʃən/ us  
My admiration for her grows daily.
admirer
noun [C]  /ədˈmɑɪər·ər/ us  
Many admirers waited in the rain just to see their hero.
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