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esteem

[ ih-steem ]
/ ɪˈstim /
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verb (used with object)
to regard highly or favorably; regard with respect or admiration: I esteem him for his honesty.
to consider as of a certain value or of a certain type; regard: I esteem it worthless.
Obsolete. to set a value on; appraise.
noun
favorable opinion or judgment; respect or regard: to hold a person in esteem.
Archaic. opinion or judgment; estimation; valuation.
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Origin of esteem

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English estemen, from Middle French estimer, from Latin aestimāre “to fix the value of”

synonym study for esteem

4. See respect.

OTHER WORDS FROM esteem

pre·es·teem, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for esteem

esteem
/ (ɪˈstiːm) /

verb (tr)
to have great respect or high regard forto esteem a colleague
formal to judge or consider; deemto esteem an idea improper
noun
high regard or respect; good opinion
archaic judgment; opinion

Derived forms of esteem

esteemed, adjective

Word Origin for esteem

C15: from Old French estimer, from Latin aestimāre estimate
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