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Meaning of ESTEEM

Pronunciation:  e'steem

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an attitude of admiration or esteem; "she lost all respect for him"
  2. [n]  a feeling of delighted approval and liking
  3. [n]  the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded); "it is held in esteem"; "a man who has earned high regard"
  4. [v]  look on as or consider; "she looked on this affair as a joke"; "He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician"
  5. [v]  regard highly; think much of

ESTEEM is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: admiration, look on, look upon, prise, prize, regard, regard, regard as, repute, respect, respect, respect, take to be, think of, value
 Antonyms: disesteem, disesteem, disrespect, disrespect
 See Also: admire, Anglophilia, attitude, believe, conceive, consider, estimate, estimation, fear, hero worship, honor, honour, laurels, liking, look up to, mental attitude, reckon, regard, revere, reverence, see, stature, think, think the world of, venerate, view



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Es*teem"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Esteemed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Esteeming}.] [F. estimer, L. aestimare, aestumare, to
    value, estimate; perh. akin to Skr. ish to seek, strive, and
    E. ask. Cf. {Aim}, {Estimate}.]
    1. To set a value on; to appreciate the worth of; to
       estimate; to value; to reckon.
             Then he forsook God, which made him, and lightly
             esteemed the Rock of his salvation.   --Deut. xxxii.
             Thou shouldst (gentle reader) esteem his censure and
             authority to be of the more weighty credence. --Bp.
             Famous men, -- whose scientific attainments were
             esteemed hardly less than supernatural. --Hawthorne.
    2. To set a high value on; to prize; to regard with
       reverence, respect, or friendship.
             Will he esteem thy riches?            --Job xxxvi.
             You talk kindlier: we esteem you for it. --Tennyson.
    Syn: To estimate; appreciate; regard; prize; value; respect;
         revere. See {Appreciate}, {Estimate}.
  2. \Es*teem"\, v. i.
    To form an estimate; to have regard to the value; to
    consider. [Obs.]
          We ourselves esteem not of that obedience, or love, or
          gift, which is of force.                 --Milton.
  3. \Es*teem"\, n. [Cf. F. estime. See {Esteem}, v. t.]
    1. Estimation; opinion of merit or value; hence, valuation;
       reckoning; price.
             Most dear in the esteem And poor in worth! --Shak.
             I will deliver you, in ready coin, The full and
             dear'st esteem of what you crave.     --J. Webster.
    2. High estimation or value; great regard; favorable opinion,
       founded on supposed worth.
             Nor should thy prowess want praise and esteem.
    Syn: See {Estimate}, n.
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