Definitions of esteem

  1. a feeling of delighted approval and liking
  2. an attitude of admiration or esteem; " she lost all respect for him"
  3. the condition of being honored ( esteemed or respected or well regarded); " it is held in esteem"; " a man who has earned high regard"
  4. look on as or consider; " she looked on this affair as a joke"; " He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician"; " He is reputed to be intelligent"
  5. regard highly; think much of; " I respect his judgement"; " We prize his creativity"
  6. To set a value on; to appreciate the worth of; to estimate; to value; to reckon.
  7. To set a high value on; to prize; to regard with reverence, respect, or friendship.
  8. To form an estimate; to have regard to the value; to consider.
  9. Estimation; opinion of merit or value; hence, valuation; reckoning; price.
  10. High estimation or value; great regard; favorable opinion, founded on supposed worth.
  11. To value highly; to respect; prize; consider.
  12. A favorable opinion; estimation; respect.
  13. To set a high estimate or value on: to regard with respect or friendship: to consider or think.
  14. High estimation or value: favorable regard.
  15. Favorable opinion.
  16. To value or rate; think highly of.
  17. To prize.
  18. Favorable opinion, as that based on moral worth.
  19. Estimation; high value or estimation; great regard.
  20. To set a value on; to set a high value on; to regard with respect or friendship; to hold in opinion; to think highly of.
  21. To consider as to value.
  22. To set a high value upon; to prize; to regard with respect or friendship; to think; to hold in repute.

Usage examples for esteem

  1. The fifty sachems, taking their own time, had not yet met in council, and St. Luc had been compelled to wait, but he had made great progress in the esteem of the Hodenosaunee. – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  2. When you return to London tell how I esteem brave men, even when they are my enemies." – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  3. In France, where he was held an alien, he has forced esteem. – Ã‰mile Verhaeren by Stefan Zweig
  4. If you are generous, and release her, think how she will esteem you. – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  5. And if I were a woman, I think I should esteem myself fortunate if I got you for a husband! – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  6. Of course Mr. MacLean may very justly not hold me in a like esteem, nor desire a closer relation. – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  7. " I should esteem that one of the highest of compliments," I said; then turning to her, I added, in an aside, " You found me out in half an hour." – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  8. And, as I left, while he held my hand in his, he remarked, " You may give my love to Mr. Packard, and say to him, if he is as developed a man as I consider his wife to be a woman, I should esteem it an honor to form his acquaintance." – Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity by Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard
  9. And let's be sure and find something he really wants to present to him as a testimony of our esteem. – Andrew the Glad by Maria Thompson Daviess
  10. I assure you, then, that I love you as much as I esteem you, that I pray for your happiness and that of all belonging to you, and I entreat you to retain for me remembrance and more. – Queens of the French Stage by H. Noel Williams
  11. Repose your head upon my heart, and may it rest there many happy years, and receive in this hour my oath to love, esteem, and honor you as my most precious treasure! – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  12. Ah, Aaron, do you not see that your dislike gives me the more reason only to esteem you? – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  13. Let us both remain worthy of the esteem which, thank Heaven! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. It no longer even held him- at least, so she had been informed- in any particular esteem. – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  15. One of Grandfather's friends does it for a living, and taught me, as a token of affection and esteem, she called it. – The Wishing-Ring Man by Margaret Widdemer
  16. And now I have to make a confession, which is very painful to my self- esteem. – The Adventures of a Special Correspondent by Jules Verne
  17. I salute you with assurances of great respect and esteem. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  18. Michelangelo congratulated Lionardo heartily upon his happiness, and told him that he was minded to send the bride a handsome present, in token of his esteem. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  19. Where is the woman who has lived without joy or love or esteem or freedom or peace, a burden to others and to herself? – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  20. They are precious in my esteem. – An Address to the Inhabitants of the Colonies, Established in New South Wales and Norfolk Island. by Richard Johnson