esteem

esteem
1. noun

she was held in high esteem

Syn:
respect, admiration, acclaim, approbation, appreciation, favor, recognition, honor, reverence; estimation, regard, opinion
2. verb
1)

such ceramics are highly esteemed

Syn:
respect, admire, value, regard, acclaim, appreciate, like, prize, treasure, favor, revere
2) formal

I would esteem it a favor if you could speak to him

See deem

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esteem, admire, appreciate, prize, regard, respect
If you're a classical music aficionado, you might appreciate a good symphony orchestra, admire someone who plays the oboe, and esteem the works of Beethoven above all other classical composers. All three of these verbs are concerned with recognizing the worth of something, but in order to appreciate it, you have to understand it well enough to judge it critically. If you admire something, you appreciate its superiority (to admire a pianist's performance), while esteem goes one step further, implying that your admiration is of the highest degree (a musician esteemed throughout the music world). You prize what you value highly or cherish, especially if it is a possession (she prized her Stradivarius violin), while regard is a more neutral term meaning to look at or to have a certain mental view of something, either favorable or unfavorable (to regard him as a great musician; to regard her as a ruthless competitor). To respect is to have a deferential regard for someone or something because of its worth or value (to respect the conductor's interpretation of the music).

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  • Esteem — Es*teem , n. [Cf. F. estime. See {Esteem}, v. t.] 1. Estimation; opinion of merit or value; hence, valuation; reckoning; price. [1913 Webster] Most dear in the esteem And poor in worth! Shak. [1913 Webster] I will deliver you, in ready coin, The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Esteem — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • esteem — Ⅰ. esteem UK US /ɪˈstiːm/ noun [U] ► respect for or a good opinion of someone: »She has long been held in high esteem by the bankers who know her. Ⅱ. esteem UK US /ɪˈstiːm/ verb [T] ► to respect someone or have a good opinion of them: »Her work… …   Financial and business terms

  • esteem — [ə stēm′, istēm′] vt. [ME estemen < OFr estimer < L aestimare, to value, appraise, estimate; prob. < * ais temos, one who cuts copper, mints money < IE * ayos (L aes), brass, copper (see ORE) + * tem , to cut: see TOMY] 1. to have… …   English World dictionary

  • Esteem — Es*teem , v. i. To form an estimate; to have regard to the value; to consider. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] We ourselves esteem not of that obedience, or love, or gift, which is of force. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • esteem — index appreciate (value), character (reputation), consideration (sympathetic regard), credit (recognition), deem …   Law dictionary

  • esteem — n respect, admiration, *regard Analogous words: *honor, homage, reverence, deference, obeisance: veneration, reverence, worship, adoration (see under REVERE) Antonyms: abomination: contempt Contrasted words: despite, scorn, disdain (see under… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • esteem — [v1] think highly of admire, appreciate, apprise, be fond of, cherish, consider, hold dear, honor, idolize, like, look up to*, love, prize, regard, regard highly, respect, revere, reverence, think the world of*, treasure, value, venerate,… …   New thesaurus

  • esteem — (v.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. estimer (14c.), from L. aestimare to value, appraise, perhaps ultimately from *ais temos one who cuts copper, i.e. mints money. At first used as we would now use estimate; sense of value, respect is 1530s. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • esteem — ► NOUN ▪ respect and admiration. ► VERB 1) respect and admire. 2) formal consider; deem. ORIGIN Latin aestimare to estimate …   English terms dictionary

  • esteem — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, high ▪ low ▪ personal ▪ I needed to do it for my own personal esteem. ▪ mutual …   Collocations dictionary

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