admire (one) for

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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 someone for something

to have a positive feeling toward someone because of something. I really admire you for your courage.
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I admire him for the sense of humour he never seems to lose even at the most trying of times.
I admire him for what he has done for Arsenal and for the game in this country and for guiding a team through an entire season unbeaten.
You can say all of the above and still admire him for taking a stand.