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esteem

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Noun, Verb (transitive)
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es=teem
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3 in 3 verses (in OT : 2 in 2 verses) (in NT : 1 in 1 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

esteemv. t. [F. estimer, L. aestimare, aestumare, to value, estimate; perh. akin to Skr. ish to seek, strive, and E. ask. Cf. Aim, Estimate.].
  •  To set a value on; to appreciate the worth of; to estimate; to value; to reckon.  [1913 Webster]
    "Then he forsook God, which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation."  [1913 Webster]
    "Thou shouldst (gentle reader) esteem his censure and authority to be of the more weighty credence."  [1913 Webster]
    "Famous men, -- whose scientific attainments were esteemed hardly less than supernatural."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To set a high value on; to prize; to regard with reverence, respect, or friendship.  [1913 Webster]
    "Will he esteem thy riches?"  [1913 Webster]
    "You talk kindlier: we esteem you for it."
Syn. -- To estimate; appreciate; regard; prize; value; respect; revere. See Appreciate, Estimate.
esteemv. i. 
     To form an estimate; to have regard to the value; to consider.  [1913 Webster]
    "We ourselves esteem not of that obedience, or love, or gift, which is of force."  [1913 Webster]
esteemn. [Cf. F. estime. See Esteem, v. t.].
  •  Estimation; opinion of merit or value; hence, valuation; reckoning; price.  [1913 Webster]
    "Most dear in the esteem
    And poor in worth!
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "I will deliver you, in ready coin,
    The full and dear'st esteem of what you crave.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  High estimation or value; great regard; favorable opinion, founded on supposed worth.  [1913 Webster]
    "Nor should thy prowess want praise and esteem."
Syn. -- See Estimate, n.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

esteem, v. & n.
--v.tr.
1 (usu. in passive) have a high regard for; greatly respect; think favourably of.
2 formal consider, deem (esteemed it an honour).
--n. high regard; respect; favour (held them in esteem).

Etymology
ME f. OF estimer f. L aestimare fix the price of

THESAURUS

esteem

OK, accept, acceptance, accord respect to, account, account as, adherence, adjudge, adjudicate, admiration, admire, adoration, adore, allow, apotheosis, apotheosize, appreciate, appreciation, apprize, approbation, approval, approve, approve of, ascendancy, ascribe importance to, assume, authority, awe, be afraid, be judicious, believe, bless, blessing, breathless adoration, charisma, charm, cherish, clout, conceive, consequence, consider, consideration, control, count, countenance, courtesy, credit, daresay, dearly love, deem, defer to, deference, deification, deify, dignity, distinction, dominance, domination, duty, effect, eminence, enchantment, endorse, endorsement, entertain respect for, estimate, estimation, evaluate, exaggerated respect, exalt, exercise judgment, expect, express an opinion, fame, fancy, favor, favorable vote, force, form an opinion, glory, good feeling, great respect, greatness, guess, have a hunch, have an idea, have an impression, have an inkling, have the idea, hero worship, hero-worship, high regard, hold, hold as, hold dear, hold in esteem, hold in reverence, hold with, homage, honor, idolatry, idolization, idolize, imagine, importance, incidental power, influence, influentiality, insinuation, judge, keep in countenance, leadership, leverage, like, liking, look up to, look upon as, love, love to distraction, magnetism, maintain, make much of, mastery, memorability, moment, nod, notability, noteworthiness, opine, personality, persuasion, pine, potency, power, predominance, preponderance, pressure, prestige, presume, prize, prominence, purchase, rank, rate, rate highly, reckon, regard, reign, remarkableness, renown, reputation, repute, respect, revere, reverence, reverential regard, rule, salience, sanction, say, seal of approval, set down as, set store by, stamp of approval, suasion, subtle influence, suggestion, suppose, supremacy, surmise, suspect, sway, take, take for, take it, take kindly to, think, think highly of, think much of, think of, think well of, treasure, trow, uphold, upper hand, valuation, value, venerate, veneration, view, view as, view with favor, voice, vote, ween, weight, whip hand, worship, worth, yea, yea vote

ROGET THESAURUS

esteem

Value

VB value, esteem, appreciate, appraise, evaluate, assess.

Respect

N respect, regard, consideration, courtesy, attention, deference, reverence, honor, esteem, estimation, veneration, admiration, approbation, homage, fealty, obeisance, genuflection, kneeling prostration, obsequiousness, salaam, kowtow, bow, presenting arms, salute, respects, regards, duty, devoirs, egards, devotion, respecting, respectful, deferential, decorous, reverential, obsequious, ceremonious, bareheaded, cap in hand, on one's knees, prostrate, respected, in high esteem, in high estimation, time-honored, venerable, emeritus, in deference to, with all respect, with all due respect, with due respect, with the highest respect, with submission, saving your grace, saving your presence, salva sit reverentia, pace tanti nominis, Int, hail!, all hail!, esto perpetua!, may your shadow never be less!, and pluck up drowned honor by the locks, his honor rooted in dishonor stood, honor pricks me on.

VB respect, regard, revere, reverence, hold in reverence, honor, venerate, hallow, esteem, think much of, entertain respect for, bear respect for, look up to, defer to, have a high opinion of, hold a high opinion of, pay attention, pay respect, to, do honor to, render honor to, do the honors, hail, show courtesy, salute, present arms, do homage to, pay homage to, pay tribute to, kneel to, bow to, bend the knee to, fall down before, prostrate oneself, kiss the hem of one's garment, worship, keep one's distance, make room, observe due decorum, stand upon ceremony, command respect, inspire respect, awe, inspire awe, impose, overawe, dazzle.

Approbation

N approbation, approval, approvement, sanction, advocacy, nod of approbation, esteem, estimation, good opinion, golden opinions, admiration, love, appreciation, regard, account, popularity, kudos, credit, repute, best seller, commendation, praise, laud, laudation, good word, meed of praise, tribute of praise, encomium, eulogy, eulogium, eloge, panegyric, homage, hero worship, benediction, blessing, benison, applause, plaudit, clap, clapping, clapping of hands, acclaim, acclamation, cheer, paean, hosannah, shout of applause, peal of applause, chorus of applause, chorus of praise, Prytaneum, approving, in favor of, lost in admiration, commendatory, complimentary, benedictory, laudatory, panegyrical, eulogistic, encomiastic, lavish of praise, uncritical, approved, praised, uncensured, unimpeached, popular, in good odor, in high esteem, in favor, in high favor, deserving of praise, worthy of praise, praiseworthy, commendable, of estimation, good, meritorious, estimable, creditable, plausible, unimpeachable, beyond all praise, with credit, to admiration, well, with three times three, Int, hear hear!, bully for you!, well done!, bravo!, bravissimo!, euge!, macte virtute!, so far so good, that's right, quite right, optime!, one cheer more, may your shadow never be less!, esto perpetua!, long life to!, viva!, enviva!, Godspeed!, valete et plaudite!, encore!, bis!, probatum est, tacent satis laudant, servant of God, well done!.

VB approve, approbate, think good, think much of, think well of, think highly of, esteem, value, prize, set great store by, set great store on, do justice to, appreciate, honor, hold in esteem, look up to, admire, like, be in favor of, wish Godspeed, hail, hail with satisfaction, stand up for, stick up for, uphold, hold up, countenance, sanction, clap on the back, pat on the back, keep in countenance, indorse, give credit, recommend, mark with a white mark, mark with a stone, commend, belaud, praise, laud, compliment, pay a tribute, bepraise, clap the hands, applaud, cheer, acclamate, encore, panegyrize, eulogize, cry up, proner, puff, extol, extol to the skies, magnify, glorify, exalt, swell, make much of, flatter, bless, give a blessing to, have a good word for, say a good word for, speak well of, speak highly of, speak in high terms of, sing the praises of, sound the praises of, chaunt the praises of, resound the praises of, sing praises to, cheer to the echo, applaud to the echo, applaud to the very echo, cheer to the very echo, redound to the honor, redound to the praise, redound to the credit of, do credit to, deserve praise, recommend itself, pass muster, be praised, receive honorable mention, be in favor with, be in high favor with, ring with the praises of, win golden opinions, gain credit, find favor with, stand well in the opinion of, laudari a laudato viro.

Belief

VB believe, credit, give faith to, give credit to, credence to, see, realize, assume, receive, set down for, take for, have it, take it, consider, esteem, presume, count upon, depend upon, calculate upon, pin one's faith upon, reckon upon, lean upon, build upon, rely upon, rest upon, lay one's account for, make sure of, make oneself easy about, on that score, take on trust, take on credit, take for granted, take for gospel, allow some weight to, attach some weight to, know, know for certain, have know, make no doubt, doubt not, be, rest assured, persuade oneself, assure oneself, satisfy oneself, make up one's mind, give one credit for, confide in, believe in, put one's trust in, place in, repose in, implicit confidence in, take one's word for, at one's word, place reliance on, rely upon, swear by, regard to, think, hold, take, take it, opine, be of opinion, conceive, trow, ween, fancy, apprehend, have it, hold a belief, possess, entertain a belief, adopt a belief, imbibe a belief, embrace a belief, get hold of a belief, hazard, foster, nurture a belief, cherish a belief, have an opinion, hold an opinion, possess, entertain an opinion, adopt an opinion, imbibe an opinion, embrace an opinion, get hold of an opinion, hazard an opinion, foster an opinion, nurture an opinion, cherish an opinion, view as, consider as, take as, hold as, conceive as, regard as, esteem as, deem as, look upon as, account as, set down as, surmise, get it into one's head, take it into one's head, come round to an opinion, swallow, cause to be believed, satisfy, persuade, have the ear of, gain the confidence of, assure, convince, convict, convert, wean, bring round, bring over, win over, indoctrinate, cram down the throat, produce conviction, carry conviction, bring home to, drive home to, go down, find credence, pass current, be received, be current, possess, take hold of, take possession of the mind.


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