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Noun: esteem  i'steem or e'steem
  1. The condition of being honoured (esteemed, respected or well regarded)
    "it is held in esteem";
    - regard, respect
  2. A feeling of delighted approval and liking
    - admiration
  3. An attitude of admiration or esteem
    "she lost all esteem for him";
    - respect, regard
Verb: esteem  i'steem or e'steem
  1. Regard highly; think much of
    - respect, value, prize
  2. Look on as or consider
    "He esteems himself as a brilliant musician";
    - think of, repute, know as, be known as, regard as, look upon, look on, take to be

Derived forms: esteemed, esteeming, esteems

Type of: attitude, believe, conceive, consider, honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], laurels, liking, mental attitude, reckon, regard, see, think, view

Encyclopedia: Esteem