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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.