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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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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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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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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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The first known use of esteem was in the 14th century

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“Esteem.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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