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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 difficult situation.
admiration
noun [U] us   /ˌæd·məˈreɪ·ʃən/
My admiration for her grows daily.
admirer
noun [C] us   /ədˈmɑɪər·ər/
Many admirers waited in the rain just to see their hero.
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admireverb [T]

uk   /ədˈmaɪər/ us   /ədˈmaɪr/
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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(Definition of admire from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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