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