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adore (one) for (something)

To admire or love one for a certain trait or ability. I adore Jean for her studiousness—she is the hardest worker I've ever met. She adores him for his muscular build and thick head of hair. I adore my wife for her kindness and patience. I could stand to learn from her!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

adore someone for doing something

to be in awe of someone for doing something well. Everyone adores Sally for her wonderful sense of humor.
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adore someone for having something

to be in awe of someone because of a particular trait or feature. Robert adores Mary for her smiling eyes.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We want to do something to show we adored him as much as he adored us." Terry is survived by sons Wayne, Wesley and Brett, grandchildren Brett, Chloe, Sienna and Lewis, and daughters-inlaw Joanne, Lesley, and Sarah..
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