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admire

verb [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 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.
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in Korean 감탄하다, 존경하다…
in Arabic يُعجَب بِـ, يُكبِر…
in French admirer…
in Turkish hayran olmak, gıbta etmek, saygı duymak…
in Italian ammirare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 欽佩, 羨慕, 讚賞…
in Russian восхищаться…
in Polish podziwiać…
in Spanish admirar…
in Portuguese admirar…
in German bewundern…
in Catalan admirar…
in Japanese ~に見とれる, ~に敬服する, ~を称賛する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钦佩, 羡慕, 赞赏…
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