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verb [transitive] admire pronunciation in British English /ədˈmaɪə(r)/
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present tense
present participleadmiring
past tenseadmired
past participleadmired

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  1. 1
    to have a feeling of great respect for someone or something

    I’ve always admired her dedication and commitment.

    He was loved and admired by all of us.

    admire someone for something:

    Altman is much admired for his technical skills.

  2. 2
    to look at someone or something that you think is beautiful or attractive

    We stopped to admire the view.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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