esteem
Pronunciation
  • IPA: [ɛsˈtiːm]

Noun

esteem (uncountable)

  1. Favourable regard.
Translations
Verb

esteem (esteems, present participle esteeming; past and past participle esteemed)

  1. To set a high value on; to regard with respect or reverence.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Job 36:19 ↗:
      Will he esteem thy riches?
    • 1847, Alfred Tennyson, The Princess: A Medley, London: Edward Moxon, […], OCLC 2024748 ↗, (please specify ):
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      You talk kindlier: we esteem you for it.
  2. To regard something as valuable; to prize.
  3. To look upon something in a particular way.
    Mary is an esteemed member of the community.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Deuteronomy 32:15 ↗:
      Then he forsook God, which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
    • Thou shouldst (gentle reader) esteem his censure and authority to be of the more weighty credence.
    • Famous men, whose scientific attainments were esteemed hardly less than supernatural.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 3, ch. V, The English
      And greatly do I respect the solid character, — a blockhead, thou wilt say; yes, but a well- conditioned blockhead, and the best-conditioned, — who esteems all ‘Customs once solemnly acknowledged’ to be ultimate, divine, and the rule for a man to walk by, nothing doubting, not inquiring farther.
  4. (obsolete) To judge; to estimate; to appraise
    The Earth, which I esteem unable to reflect the rays of the Sun.
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  • Russian: цени́ть



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