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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  esteemed 
  adj  :  having  an  illustrious  reputation;  respected;  "our  esteemed 
  leader";  "a  prestigious  author"  [syn:  {honored},  {prestigious}] 




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