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esteem

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of esteem

  1. 1 to think of in a particular way <I had esteemed the whole affair to be a colossal waste of time> Synonyms account, call, count, consider, hold, look (on or upon), rate, reckon, regard, set down, viewRelated Words believe, deem, feel, sense, think; conceive, fancy, imagine

  2. 2 to think very highly or favorably of <although the works of the Impressionist painters are esteemed today, they met with scorn when they were introduced> Synonyms appreciate, consider, admire, regard, respectRelated Words acclaim, accredit, applaud, approve, commend, compliment, credit, praise; delight (in), drink (in), enjoy, relish, revel (in), savor (also savour); dig, fancy, favor, groove (on), like, love; adore, adulate, canonize, deify, dote (on), hallow, idolize, revere, reverence, venerate, worship; cherish, love, prize, treasure, valueNear Antonyms abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe; condemn, decry, deplore, disapprove, discount, discountenance, disdain, disfavor, dislike, dismiss, disregard, frown (on or upon), kiss off, scorn, vilify

  3. 3 to have as an opinion <I should have esteemed it most unlikely that their marriage had any chance of success> Synonyms allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], conceive, consider, deem, believe, feel, figure, guess, hold, imagine, judge, reckon [chiefly dialect], suppose, thinkRelated Words regard, view; accept, perceive; depend, rely, trust; assume, presume, presuppose, surmise; conclude, deduce, inferNear Antonyms distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, suspect; disbelieve, discredit, reject





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