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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If before, the world admired us for the hope that we brought to other oppressed races, now they're admiring us for our economy that is bringing hope to the rest of the world dominated by gloom.
I think he was surprised and shocked, but I think he admired us for it.
In fact, some people have told me they admired us for not opening on Sunday, then admitted they did their shopping elsewhere on that day.
Even Liverpool fans have applauded us in a way, admired us for what we have done and the way we have achieved it.