Definition of Esteem

1. Noun. The condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded). "A man who has earned high regard"

Exact synonyms: Regard, Respect
Generic synonyms: Honor, Honour, Laurels
Specialized synonyms: Stature
Antonyms: Disesteem
Derivative terms: Respect, Respect

2. Verb. Regard highly; think much of. "Sam cannot esteem Sue "; "We prize his creativity"
Exact synonyms: Prise, Prize, Respect, Value
Generic synonyms: Consider, Reckon, Regard, See, View
Specialized synonyms: Think The World Of, Fear, Revere, Reverence, Venerate, Admire, Look Up To
Antonyms: Disesteem, Disrespect
Derivative terms: Respect, Respect, Respect, Respecter, Valuable, Value

3. Noun. A feeling of delighted approval and liking.
Exact synonyms: Admiration
Generic synonyms: Liking
Specialized synonyms: Anglophilia, Hero Worship, Philhellenism, Philogyny
Derivative terms: Admire

4. Verb. Look on as or consider. "He is reputed to be intelligent"

5. Noun. An attitude of admiration or esteem. "She lost all respect for him"
Exact synonyms: Regard, Respect
Generic synonyms: Attitude, Mental Attitude
Specialized synonyms: Estimate, Estimation
Antonyms: Disrespect
Derivative terms: Respect, Respect

Definition of Esteem

1. v. t. To set a value on; to appreciate the worth of; to estimate; to value; to reckon.

2. v. i. To form an estimate; to have regard to the value; to consider.

3. n. Estimation; opinion of merit or value; hence, valuation; reckoning; price.

Definition of Esteem

1. Noun. favourable regard ¹

2. Verb. To regard someone with respect ¹

3. Verb. to regard something as valuable; to prize ¹

4. Verb. to look upon something in a particular way ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) To judge; to estimate; to appraise ¹

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Definition of Esteem

1. to have a high opinion of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Esteem

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estate for life
estate in land
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estates for life
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esteem (current term)

Literary usage of Esteem

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1. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David ( Hume (1898)
"V.—Of our esteem for the Rich and Powerful. Nothing has a greater tendency to give us an esteem for any person, than his power and riches ; or a contempt, ..."

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