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esteem


esteem

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1 to think of in a particular way

  • I had esteemed the whole affair to be a colossal waste of time
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take for

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
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set store by (or on)

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3 to have as an opinion

  • I should have esteemed it most unlikely that their marriage had any chance of success
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allow [chiefly Southern {amp}amp; Midland], believe, conceive, consider, deem, feel, figure, guess, hold, imagine, judge, reckon [chiefly dialect], suppose, think

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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


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