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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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References in classic literature ?
All the Jungle-People admire us for our skill and our cunning.
Decent, moderate Muslims here won't have a problem with this and will admire us for our resolve.
Perhaps few will admire us for it, but that tiny sound or sight, smell or feeling might hold a revelation.
I have a few guys I talk to on a regular basis in this league and they admire us for doing what we do," said Williams.
As the last person in Britain still proud of that, I like to imagine others admire us for our selfless sense of justice.
Although I would like to think some customers recognise our unusual corporate structure and admire us for it, if we don't offer the highest standards and better service than the competition, they will go somewhere else.
We want the people to admire us for the right reasons.