- 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.
- favorable opinion or judgment; respect or regard: to hold a person in esteem.
- Archaic. opinion or judgment; estimation; valuation.
Origin of esteem
Synonyms for esteem
Antonyms for esteem
Related Words for esteemingvenerate, revere, treasure, love, prize, like, regard, appreciate, apprise, value, worship, admire, reverence, cherish, respect, idolize, honor, consider, account, calculate
Examples from the Web for esteeming
Historical Examples of esteeming
There were Dunkards in the Valley who refused to go to war, esteeming it a sin.The Long Roll
It is quite natural that their ways of esteeming a collection should not be as our ways.The Book-Hunter
John Hill Burton
The youths are adorned with gold, esteeming it for its fiery appearance.
I soon learnt to esteem you; and in esteeming, became attached to you.Biographia Epistolaris Volume 2
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
As for esteeming him, she rejected the very thought precisely because he had married her.Juana
Honore de Balzac
- to have great respect or high regard forto esteem a colleague
- formal to judge or consider; deemto esteem an idea improper
- high regard or respect; good opinion
- archaic judgment; opinion
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.