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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Esteem  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Esteem  \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. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Estimate},  n. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  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. 
 
  Syn:  To  estimate;  appreciate;  regard;  prize;  value;  respect; 
  revere.  See  {Appreciate},  {Estimate}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  esteem 
  n  1:  the  condition  of  being  honored  (esteemed  or  respected  or 
  well  regarded);  "it  is  held  in  esteem";  "a  man  who  has 
  earned  high  regard"  [syn:  {regard},  {respect}]  [ant:  {disesteem}] 
  2:  a  feeling  of  delighted  approval  and  liking  [syn:  {admiration}] 
  3:  an  attitude  of  admiration  or  esteem;  "she  lost  all  respect 
  for  him"  [syn:  {respect},  {regard}]  [ant:  {disrespect}] 
  v  1:  regard  highly;  think  much  of  [syn:  {respect},  {value},  {prize}, 
  {prise}]  [ant:  {disrespect},  {disrespect}] 
  2:  look  on  as  or  consider:  "she  looked  on  this  affair  as  a 
  joke";  "He  thinks  of  himself  as  a  brilliant  musician" 
  [syn:  {think  of},  {repute},  {regard  as},  {look  upon},  {look 
  on},  {take  to  be}] 




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