Synonyms of admire in English:
1 she was admired for her cheerful efficiency
applaud, praise, express admiration for, commend, approve of, express approval for, favour, look on with favour, think highly of, appreciate;
compliment, speak highly of, put on a pedestal
[Antonyms] disapprove of
2 Simon had admired her from afar for a long time
worship, adore, love, cherish, dote on, be enamoured of, be infatuated with, be taken with, be attracted to, find attractive;
informal carry a torch for, be mad about, be crazy about, be potty 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
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