respect, esteem, regard

(noun) an attitude of admiration or esteem; “she lost all respect for him”

admiration, esteem

(noun) a feeling of delighted approval and liking

esteem, regard, respect

(noun) the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded); “it is held in esteem”; “a man who has earned high regard”

respect, esteem, value, prize, prise

(verb) regard highly; think much of; “I respect his judgement”; “We prize his creativity”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



esteem (usually uncountable, plural esteems)

Favourable regard.


esteem (third-person singular simple present esteems, present participle esteeming, simple past and past participle esteemed)

To set a high value on; to regard with respect or reverence.

To regard something as valuable; to prize.

To look upon something in a particular way.

(obsolete) To judge; to estimate; to appraise


• (to regard with respect): respect, revere

• (to regard as valuable): cherish


• (to regard with respect): contemn, despise

• (to regard as valuable): scorn, slight


• Mestee, mestee

Source: Wiktionary

Es*teem", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Esteemed; p. pr. & vb. n. Esteeming.] Etym: [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. 15. Thou shouldst (gentle reader) esteem his censure and authority to be of the more weighty credence. Bp. Gardiner. 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. 19. You talk kindlier: we esteem you for it. Tennyson.


– To estimate; appreciate; regard; prize; value; respect; revere. See Appreciate, Estimate.

Es*teem", v. i.

Definition: 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.

Es*teem", n. Etym: [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. Shak.


– See Estimate, n.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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