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Definition of "esteem" []

  • To regard with respect; prize. See Synonyms at appreciate. (verb-transitive)
  • To regard as; consider: esteemed it an honor to help them. (verb-transitive)
  • Favorable regard. See Synonyms at regard. (noun)
  • Archaic Judgment; opinion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "esteem" in a sentence
  • "In discussions of toleration, one finds alongside the conceptions mentioned thus far a fourth one which I call the esteem conception."
  • "Observe, therefore, if your general character, and usual conduct, strike her mind; if her esteem is yours without the attraction of assiduity and adulation; if your natural disposition and manners make your society grateful to her, and your approbation desirable."
  • "Social development as well as women in sequence to emanate a organisation of clever lady creates a male suffer, self-esteem is severely undermined."