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admireverb [T]

uk   /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 ​yourjacket, Delia.B2 to ​respect and ​approve of someone or ​theirbehaviour: I admired him for his ​determination. I really admire ​people who can ​work in such ​difficultconditions.

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admireverb [T]

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