Synonyms of admire in English:

admire


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verb

1‘she was admired for her cheerful efficiency’

SYNONYMS
applaud, praise, express admiration for, commend, approve of, express approval for, favour, look on with favour, think highly of, appreciate
respect, rate highly, hold in high regard, hold in high esteem, look up to, acclaim
compliment, speak highly of, put on a pedestal
ANTONYMS

disapprove of

2‘Simon had admired her from afar for a long time’

SYNONYMS
worship, adore, love, cherish, dote on, be enamoured of, be infatuated with, be taken with, be attracted to, find attractive
idolize, lionize
informal carry a torch for, be mad about, be crazy about, be wild about, have a crush on, have a thing about, have a pash on, have the hots for, be soft on, take a shine to
British informal fancy, be potty about
ANTONYMS

loathe