Definitions for esteemɪˈstim

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to regard highly or favorably; regard with respect or admiration.

  2. to consider as of a certain value or a certain type; regard:

    I would esteem it a great favor.

  3. Obs. to appraise.

  4. (n.)favorable opinion or judgment; respect or regard:

    to hold a person in esteem.

  5. Archaic. opinion or judgment; estimation; valuation.

* Syn: See appreciate.

Origin of esteem:

1400–50; late ME < MF estimer < L aestimāre; see estimate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. admiration, esteem(noun)

    a feeling of delighted approval and liking

  3. respect, esteem, regard(verb)

    an attitude of admiration or esteem

    "she lost all respect for him"

  4. respect, esteem, value, prize, prise(verb)

    regard highly; think much of

    "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"

  5. think of, repute, regard as, look upon, look on, esteem, take to be(verb)

    look on as or consider

    "she looked on this affair as a joke"; "He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician"; "He is reputed to be intelligent"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. esteem(noun)ɪˈstim

    respect or regard

  2. esteemɪˈstim

    to respect very much

    The Chinese hold Confucius in high esteem.


  1. esteem(Noun)

    favourable regard

  2. esteem(Verb)

    To regard someone with respect

    Esteem your elders, boy.

  3. esteem(Verb)

    to regard something as valuable; to prize

  4. esteem(Verb)

    to look upon something in a particular way

    Mary is an esteemed member of the community

  5. esteem(Verb)

    To judge; to estimate; to appraise

    The Earth, which I esteem unable to reflect the rays of the Sun.

  6. Origin: First at end of 16th century; from estimer, from aestimare; see estimate, and aim, an older word, partly a doublet of esteem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Esteem(verb)

    to set a value on; to appreciate the worth of; to estimate; to value; to reckon

  2. Esteem(verb)

    to set a high value on; to prize; to regard with reverence, respect, or friendship

  3. Esteem(verb)

    to form an estimate; to have regard to the value; to consider

  4. Esteem(verb)

    estimation; opinion of merit or value; hence, valuation; reckoning; price

  5. Esteem(verb)

    high estimation or value; great regard; favorable opinion, founded on supposed worth

Anagrams of esteem

  1. Mestee

Translations for esteem

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


favourable opinion; respect

His foolish behaviour lowered him in my esteem; He was held in great esteem by his colleagues.

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