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esteem

[ ih-steem ]SEE DEFINITION OF esteem
  • verbthink highly of
  • verbconsider, believe

Synonyms for esteem

  • hold dear
  • revere
  • venerate
  • admire
  • appreciate
  • apprise
  • cherish
  • consider
  • honor
  • idolize
  • like
  • love
  • prize
  • regard
  • respect
  • reverence
  • treasure
  • value
  • worship
  • be fond of
  • look up to
  • regard highly
  • think the world of
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Antonyms for esteem

  • abandon
  • condemn
  • denounce
  • despise
  • dishonor
  • dislike
  • disparage
  • disregard
  • disrespect
  • hate
  • ignore
  • neglect
  • not care
  • scorn
  • abuse
  • deride
  • disbelieve
  • insult
  • mock
  • ridicule
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ESTEEM

What other form of government, indeed, can so well deserve our esteem and love?

I am with esteem, Your most obedient humble servant, N. Greene.

If you have forfeited man's respect and esteem, there is a God with whom there is mercy and forgiveness.

Amelia, however, succeeded only in raising herself in his esteem.

It is at once a neglect of duty, and a certain forfeiture of esteem.

No one could esteem him while living, and no one regretted him when dead.

If the world chose to esteem him, he did not buy its opinion by imposture.

"You would be unworthy of my esteem if you could," said Mr. Montenero.

No man ever left an office stronger in the confidence and esteem of the people.

I do highly, very highly, esteem you indeed, Clarinda—you merit it all!

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French estimer (14c.), from Latin aestimare "to value, appraise," perhaps ultimately from *ais-temos "one who cuts copper," i.e. mints money (but de Vaan finds this "not very credible"). At first used as we would now use estimate; sense of "value, respect" is 1530s. Related: Esteemed; esteeming.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ESTEEM

admiration

noungreat respect
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