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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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The follower aspires with all his strength, with all his will to be what he admires.
No known problems existed between 66-year-old Christine Joanne Admire and her son, Blake Leon Admire, 43, relatives said.
That's what hurts the most," said the suspect's uncle, Richard Admire of Veneta.
Blake Admire, who is deaf, was arraigned Wednesday before Lane County Circuit Judge Karsten Rasmussen on a charge of intentional murder.
Blake Admire had lived with his parents at Fernridge Mobile Estates for at least the past three years, his uncle said.
You have to admire Niccol's humanizing agenda in movie terrain usually crowded with numbing technology and digital stereo explosions.
Ferdinand School in San Fernando admires Harriet Tubman, who led slaves to freedom in the middle 19th century.
I admire her because she stood up for blacks and refused to get off her seat for a white person.
I admire Betsy Ross becasue she was the first lady to sew the U.
The woman in history that I most admire would be Mother Theresa.