verb (used with object)
- estate tax,
- estates general,
Origin of esteem
Examples from the Web for esteemed
And why would the Innocence Project, an esteemed group dedicated to freeing the wrongly imprisoned, have framed an innocent man?Wrongly Imprisoned for 15 Years Thanks to an Innocence Project|Jacob Siegel|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Theda Skocpol, the esteemed Harvard social scientist, agrees with Cohen that they will set up the exchanges.
An esteemed historian of Southern culinary culture, Ferris had all the utensils to do some serious carving on Paula Deen.
“My esteemed mentor, Boris Fruman, showed us 100 slides of stills from films,” says Granik.Life After ‘Winter’s Bone’: Debra Granik on Finding J. Law and the Plight of the Female Director|Marlow Stern|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ross is an esteemed paleontologist and university professor.
For this would be esteemed a personal offense, and not one committed by the community.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume VIII (of 55), 1591-1593|Emma Helen Blair
I had long loved and esteemed her, but I now reverenced her.
The whole of Parnassus is esteemed sacred, it contains caves, and other places, which are regarded with honour and reverence.
As a measure of prudence he desired to be known and esteemed by the friends of Camille.Therese Raquin|Emile Zola
The gravel of Kensington and Wimbledon is esteemed the finest in the world.
Word Origin for esteem
mid-15c., from Middle French estimer (14c.), from Latin aestimare "to value, appraise," perhaps ultimately from *ais-temos "one who cuts copper," i.e. mints money (but de Vaan finds this "not very credible"). At first used as we would now use estimate; sense of "value, respect" is 1530s. Related: Esteemed; esteeming.
(also steem, extyme), mid-14c., "account, worth," from French estime, from estimer (see esteem (v.)). Meaning "high regard" is from 1610s.