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admire (one) for (something)
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.
admire to (do something)
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.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.