esteem

[ ih-steem ]
/ ɪˈstim /

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.

Nearby words

  1. estate tax,
  2. estate-bottling,
  3. estates general,
  4. estates-general,
  5. este,
  6. esteemed,
  7. estella,
  8. estelle,
  9. estepona,
  10. ester

Origin of esteem

1400–50; late Middle English estemen, < Middle French estimer < Latin aestimāre to fix the value of

Related formspre·es·teem, verb (used with object)un·es·teemed, adjectivewell-es·teemed, adjective

Synonym study

1. See appreciate. 4. See respect.

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British Dictionary definitions for esteemed

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 Formsesteemed, adjective

Word Origin for esteem

C15: from Old French estimer, from Latin aestimāre estimate

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