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esteem

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noun es·teem \i-ˈstēm\

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

Definition of esteem

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  appraise

  3. 2a :  to view as :  consider esteem it a privilegeb :  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 and Etymology 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 English Language Learners

esteem

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noun

Definition of esteem for English Language Learners

  • : respect and affection

esteem

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Definition of esteem for English Language Learners

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


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

esteemed

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esteeming

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



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