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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.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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