1 have high opinion of sb/sth
deeply, enormously, greatly, hugely, particularly, really

He admires you enormously.

clearly, openly

She secretly admired and envied him.

have to

You have to admire their dedication and commitment.


What do you most admire about her?


I rather admire him for his determination.

be generally admired, be widely admired

He is widely admired as a journalist.

can't help admiring, can't help but admire

I couldn't help but admire his determination.

you can only admire sb/sth

You can only admire her courage and determination.

2 look at sth attractive
pause to, stop to
stand back to, step back to

He stood back to admire his handiwork.

Admire is used with these nouns as the object: ↑beauty, ↑bravery, ↑courage, ↑honesty, ↑ingenuity, ↑painting, ↑reflection, ↑scenery, ↑sunset, ↑view, ↑work, ↑workmanship

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