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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 to

To want to do something. Of course, George! I would admire to go to the dance with you.
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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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admire to do something

Rur. to want to do something, to be happy to do something. He asked her to the dance. She said she would admire to go with him.
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One of us has an admirer," Roey gasped and put her hand to her mouth before foolishly opening the front door.
His death was greeted with both an outpouring of moving eulogies from his admirers and several sharp attacks on his legacy from both liberal and conservative media.
The idea was that the model was being showered with gifts throughout the day from her admirer.
Serkin's admirer Vladimir Horowitz would doubtless disapprove this shortchanging of his friend.
ADMIRERS "The difference between an admirer and a follower still remains, no matter where you are.
Antivirus company Sophos has found that 46% of PC users thought that the two-year sentence was not harsh enough for the writer of the Gokar, Redesi and Admirer computer viruses.
A London-based company is bombarding them with unsolicited text messages claiming that they have a secret admirer who is just a phone call away.
Schmitz, who has said he is heterosexual, was invited on the show to meet a secret admirer.
Baggesen was variously a Germanophile, a great admirer of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, an ardent supporter of the French Revolution, a disciple of Immanuel Kant, and a Romanticist and early admirer of Denmark's foremost Romantic poet, Adam Oehlenschlager.
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Admirer " It happened at Caribbean-themed bar and restaurant The Rum Kitchen in Notting Hill, West London.
GOLDEN girl Jessica Ennis picked up a new honour in Rio - and a new admirer in the shape of Brazilian football star Neymar.
Summary: Prince William has turned down an admirer who asked to marry him, telling her "Sorry, you're too late".
Debbie gains an admirer but is soon distracted from her love life when Diane allows a fragile Andy to look after Sarah unsupervised.