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admire

If you hold someone in high esteem or look up to someone, you admire that person. If you ask four-year-olds who they most admire, they are likely to list their mom, dad, and grandparents — or superheroes and comic book characters.

The verb admire also means to look at with wonder and pleasure. She stood on the balcony of her hotel for a long time, simply to admire the view of the ocean and the surf as it crashed against the rocks below. I admire the way she volunteers to help at the school and with other charities because she is willing to give her time to good causes.

Definitions of admire
  1. verb
    feel admiration for
    synonyms: look up to
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    Antonyms:
    look down on
    regard with contempt
    types:
    envy
    feel envious towards; admire enviously
    type of:
    esteem, prise, prize, respect, value
    regard highly; think much of
  2. verb
    look at with admiration
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    type of:
    look
    perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards
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