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admire (one) for

To form a positive opinion of someone for a particular quality or attribute. George admired Jenna for her ability to remain calm in stressful situations. I admire Mother Teresa for her unwavering devotion to the poor.
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admire to

To want to do something. Of course, George! I would admire to go to the dance with you.
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admire someone for something

to have a positive feeling toward someone because of something. I really admire you for your courage.
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admire to do something

Rur. to want to do something, to be happy to do something. He asked her to the dance. She said she would admire to go with him.
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Reacting to the death of Admire Rakti, the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses spokesman Ward Young told AAP, "We are distraught to learn of another horse dying at the Melbourne Cup," as he said it is an example of how horses are overworked on the racetrack.
When a deputy asked Admire who shot his mother, he pointed to himself, records show.
However, under the confident handling of Katsumi Ando, Admire Aura moved up to take the lead in the last few strides.
Blake Admire, who is deaf, was arraigned Wednesday before Lane County Circuit Judge Karsten Rasmussen on a charge of intentional murder.
If we are ever to have a modern president we can admire, it is this idea which our politicians will have to rediscover.
Blake Admire, who is deaf, called 911 shortly before 4 a.
Seven were foreign-bred but the Japanese-bred Admire Don, who had won both his previous outings, justified favouritism.
The 32% of Americans naming Obama as the man they most admire is extraordinarily high, nearly matching the 39% of Americans who named George W.
14-16 USA Today/Gallup poll, which asked Americans, without prompting, to say what man and woman "living today in any part of the world, do [they] admire most?
For the most part, people give gifts because they admire a president, though some gifts were definitely given to register protest or as criticisms of policies,'' said Lisa Auel, curator of ``Tokens and Treasures,'' an exhibit of presidential gifts now on display at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
Bush and Hillary Clinton are mentioned most often when Gallup asks the public which man and woman, living anywhere in the world, they admire most.
I admire Rosa Parks because she stood up for there rights and the rights of other African-American people by not giving up her seat on a bus for a white person.
His listeners may be very loyal to him, but perhaps they don't admire him as much as he thinks.
We asked you to write about someone you really admire and to tell us what you like about him or her.
I admire her because she stood up for blacks and refused to get off her seat for a white person.