esteem

  • 1 Esteem — Es*teem , n. [Cf. F. estime. See {Esteem}, v. t.] 1. Estimation; opinion of merit or value; hence, valuation; reckoning; price. [1913 Webster] Most dear in the esteem And poor in worth! Shak. [1913 Webster] I will deliver you, in ready coin, The… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Esteem — Es*teem , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Esteemed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Esteeming}.] [F. estimer, L. aestimare, aestumare, to value, estimate; perh. akin to Skr. ish to seek, strive, and E. ask. Cf. {Aim}, {Estimate}.] 1. To set a value on; to appreciate the… …

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  • 3 esteem — Ⅰ. esteem UK US /ɪˈstiːm/ noun [U] ► respect for or a good opinion of someone: »She has long been held in high esteem by the bankers who know her. Ⅱ. esteem UK US /ɪˈstiːm/ verb [T] ► to respect someone or have a good opinion of them: »Her work… …

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  • 4 esteem — [ə stēm′, istēm′] vt. [ME estemen < OFr estimer < L aestimare, to value, appraise, estimate; prob. < * ais temos, one who cuts copper, mints money < IE * ayos (L aes), brass, copper (see ORE) + * tem , to cut: see TOMY] 1. to have… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Esteem — Es*teem , v. i. To form an estimate; to have regard to the value; to consider. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] We ourselves esteem not of that obedience, or love, or gift, which is of force. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 esteem — index appreciate (value), character (reputation), consideration (sympathetic regard), credit (recognition), deem …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 esteem — n respect, admiration, *regard Analogous words: *honor, homage, reverence, deference, obeisance: veneration, reverence, worship, adoration (see under REVERE) Antonyms: abomination: contempt Contrasted words: despite, scorn, disdain (see under… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 esteem — [v1] think highly of admire, appreciate, apprise, be fond of, cherish, consider, hold dear, honor, idolize, like, look up to*, love, prize, regard, regard highly, respect, revere, reverence, think the world of*, treasure, value, venerate,… …

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  • 9 esteem — (v.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. estimer (14c.), from L. aestimare to value, appraise, perhaps ultimately from *ais temos one who cuts copper, i.e. mints money. At first used as we would now use estimate; sense of value, respect is 1530s. Related:… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 esteem — ► NOUN ▪ respect and admiration. ► VERB 1) respect and admire. 2) formal consider; deem. ORIGIN Latin aestimare to estimate …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 esteem — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, high ▪ low ▪ personal ▪ I needed to do it for my own personal esteem. ▪ mutual …

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  • 12 esteem — 01. Greg has always been held in high [esteem] by his colleagues because he always volunteers to help out with any task that comes along. 02. Constant praise helps to build a child s [esteem]. 03. Public [esteem] for the President is now at its… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 esteem — I n. 1) to hold smb. in high esteem 2) to fall; rise in smb. s esteem 3) high esteem II v. to esteem highly * * * [ɪ stiːm] rise in smb. s esteem high esteem to fall to hold smb. in high esteem to esteem highly …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 esteem — es|teem1 [ıˈsti:m] n [U] a feeling of respect for someone, or a good opinion of someone hold sb in high/great esteem ▪ The critics held him in high esteem as an actor. token/mark of sb s esteem (=a sign of their respect) ▪ Please accept the small …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 esteem — I. noun (U) a feeling of respect and admiration for someone: hold sb in high/great esteem: She was an actress who was held in high esteem by everyone who knew her. | a token of sb s esteem (=a sign of their esteem): Please accept this gift as a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 esteem — [[t]ɪsti͟ːm[/t]] esteems, esteeming, esteemed 1) N UNCOUNT Esteem is the admiration and respect that you feel towards another person. [FORMAL] He is held in high esteem by colleagues in the construction industry... Their public esteem has never… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 esteem — es|teem1 [ ı stim ] noun uncount FORMAL a feeling of admiration and respect for someone: REGARD: Teachers feel that they have fallen in public esteem in recent years. hold someone in high esteem: She has always been held in high esteem by fellow… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 esteem — 1. noun she was held in high esteem Syn: respect, admiration, acclaim, approbation, appreciation, favor, recognition, honor, reverence; estimation, regard, opinion 2. verb 1) such ceramics are highly esteemed Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 esteem — /əsˈtim / (say uhs teem) verb (t) 1. to regard as valuable; regard highly or favourably: I esteem him as my leader. 2. to consider as of a certain value; regard: I esteem it worthless. 3. to set a value on; value: to esteem lightly. –noun 4.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 esteem — /i steem /, v.t. 1. to regard highly or favorably; regard with respect or admiration: I esteem him for his honesty. 2. to consider as of a certain value or of a certain type; regard: I esteem it worthless. 3. Obs. to set a value on; appraise. n.… …

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