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admire

verb [T]
 
 
/ədˈmaɪər/
RESPECT B2 to respect or approve of someone or something: You have to admire him for being so determined. I really admire people who can go out and work in such difficult conditions.Showing respect and admiration
LOOK AT B1 to look at something or someone, thinking how attractive they are: We stood for a few minutes, admiring the view. I was just admiring your shirt.Showing respect and admiration
admirer noun [C]
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