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English definition of “admire”

admire

verb [T]     /ədˈmaɪər/ US  /-ˈmaɪr/
B1 to find someone or something attractive and pleasant to look at: We stood for a few moments, admiring the view. I was just admiring your jacket, Delia. B2 to respect and approve of someone or their behaviour: I admired him for his determination. I really admire people who can work in such difficult conditions.Showing respect and admiration
(Definition of admire verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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