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esteem

noun

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 of esteem account, call, count, consider, hold, look (on or upon), rate, reckon, regard, set down, viewWords Related to esteem 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 of esteem appreciate, consider, admire, regard, respectWords Related to esteem 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 of esteem 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 of esteem allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], conceive, consider, deem, believe, feel, figure, guess, hold, imagine, judge, reckon [chiefly dialect], suppose, thinkWords Related to esteem regard, view; accept, perceive; depend, rely, trust; assume, presume, presuppose, surmise; conclude, deduce, inferNear Antonyms of esteem distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, suspect; disbelieve, discredit, reject

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


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