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.

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Origin of esteem

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

SYNONYMS FOR esteem

ANTONYMS FOR esteem

synonym study for esteem

1. See appreciate. 4. See respect.

OTHER WORDS FROM esteem

pre·es·teem, verb (used with object)un·es·teemed, adjectivewell-es·teemed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for esteeming

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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