Definitions for: Esteem


[n] an attitude of admiration or esteem; "she lost all respect for him"
[n] a feeling of delighted approval and liking
[n] the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded); "it is held in esteem"; "a man who has earned high regard"
[v] look on as or consider; "she looked on this affair as a joke"; "He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician"
[v] regard highly; think much of



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.


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.

Synonyms: admiration, look on, look upon, prise, prize, regard, regard, regard as, repute, respect, respect, respect, take to be, think of, value

Antonyms: disesteem, disesteem, disrespect, disrespect

See Also: admire, Anglophilia, attitude, believe, conceive, consider, estimate, estimation, fear, hero worship, honor, honour, laurels, liking, look up to, mental attitude, reckon, regard, revere, reverence, see, stature, think, think the world of, venerate, view

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