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esteem

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noun es·teem \i-ˈstēm\

Simple Definition of esteem

  • : respect and affection

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of esteem

  1. 1 archaic :  worth, value

  2. 2 archaic :  opinion, judgment

  3. 3 :  the regard in which one is held; especially :  high regard <the esteem we all feel for her>

Examples of esteem in a sentence

  1. She has won esteem for her work with cancer patients.

  2. <an athlete who is held in great esteem by her peers>



14th Century

First Known Use of esteem

14th century


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esteem

verb es·teem

Simple Definition of esteem

  • : to think very highly or favorably of (someone or something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of esteem

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  appraise

  3. 2 a :  to view as :  consider <esteem it a privilege> b :  think, believe

  4. 3 :  to set a high value on :  regard highly and prize accordingly <an esteemed guest>

Examples of esteem in a sentence

  1. <I had esteemed the whole affair to be a colossal waste of time.>

  2. <although the works of the Impressionist painters are esteemed today, they met with scorn when they were introduced>



Origin of esteem

Middle English estemen to estimate, from Anglo-French estimer, from Latin aestimare


First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of esteem

regard, respect, esteem, admire mean to recognize the worth of a person or thing. regard is a general term that is usually qualified <he is highly regarded in the profession>. respect implies a considered evaluation or estimation <after many years they came to respect her views>. esteem implies greater warmth of feeling accompanying a high valuation <no citizen of the town was more highly esteemed>. admire suggests usually enthusiastic appreciation and often deep affection <a friend that I truly admire>.

ESTEEM Defined for Kids

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esteem

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noun es·teem \i-ˈstēm\

Definition of esteem for Students

  1. :  respect and affection <Her work with children has won her esteem.>




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esteem

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verb es·teem

Definition of esteem for Students

esteemedesteeming

  1. :  to think favorably of <He was esteemed as a man of generosity.>





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