• WordNet 3.6
    • v esteem 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"
    • v esteem regard highly; think much of "I respect his judgement","We prize his creativity"
    • n esteem an attitude of admiration or esteem "she lost all respect for him"
    • n esteem a feeling of delighted approval and liking
    • n esteem the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded) "it is held in esteem","a man who has earned high regard"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When it originally appeared in 1886 - Coca Cola was billed as an "Esteemed Brain Tonic and Intellectual Beverage".
    • Esteem Estimation; opinion of merit or value; hence, valuation; reckoning; price. "Most dear in the esteem And poor in worth!""I will deliver you, in ready coin,
      The full and dear'st esteem of what you crave."
    • Esteem High estimation or value; great regard; favorable opinion, founded on supposed worth. "Nor should thy prowess want praise and esteem ."
    • v. i Esteem To form an estimate; to have regard to the value; to consider. "We ourselves esteem not of that obedience, or love, or gift, which is of force."
    • Esteem To set a high value on; to prize; to regard with reverence, respect, or friendship. "Will he esteem thy riches?""You talk kindlier: we esteem you for it."
    • Esteem To set a value on; to appreciate the worth of; to estimate; to value; to reckon. "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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • esteem To estimate; value; set a value on, whether high or low; rate.
    • esteem Specifically To set a high value on; prize; regard favorably, especially (of persons) with reverence, respect, or friendship.
    • esteem To consider; regard; reckon; think.
    • esteem Synonyms Value, Prize, Esteem, etc. (see appreciate); to respect, revere.
    • esteem To think, deem, consider, hold, account.
    • esteem To regard or consider value; entertain a feeling of esteem, liking, respect, etc.: with of.
    • n esteem Estimation; opinion or judgment of merit or demerit.
    • n esteem Specifically Favorable opinion, formed upon a belief in tho merit of its object; respect; regard; liking.
    • n esteem The character which commands consideration or regard; value; worth.
    • n esteem Valuation; price.
    • n esteem = Syn 1 and Estimate, Esteem, Estimation, Respect, Regard; honor, admiration, reverence, veneration. Estimate, both as noun and as verb, supposes an exercise of the judgment in determining external things, as amount, weight, size, value; or internal things, as intellect, excellence. It may be applied to that which is unfavorable: as, my estimate of the man was not high. Esteem as a noun has commonly the favorable meanings of the verb; it is a moral sentiment made up of respect and attachment, the result of the mental process of reckoning up the merits or useful qualities of a person: as, he is held in very general esteem. Estimation has covered the meanings of both estimate and esteem. Respect is commonly the result of admiration and approbation: as, he is entitled to our respect for his abilities and his probity; it omits, sometimes pointedly, the attachment expressed in esteem. Regard may include less admiration than respect and be not quite so strong as esteem, but its meaning is not closely fixed in quality or degree.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Esteem es-tēm′ to set a high estimate or value on: to regard with respect or friendship: to consider or think
    • n Esteem high estimation or value: favourable regard
    • n Esteem reputation: a valuing in the mind: judgment or opinion of the worth or size of anything: a rough calculation: estimation
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  • Thomas Paine
    “That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.”
  • Eric Allenbaugh
    Eric Allenbaugh
    “Yes, there are times when something is legitimately not our fault. Blaming others, however, keeps us in a stuck state and is ultimately rough on our own self-esteem.”
  • Irving Layton
    Irving Layton
    “Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “Speak little and well if you wish to be esteemed a person of merit.”
  • Barbara Sher
    “Resentment is weak and lowers your self-esteem.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. estimer, L. aestimare, aestumare, to value, estimate; perh. akin to Skr. ish, to seek, strive, and E. ask,. Cf. Aim Estimate


In literature:

Its attainment was esteemed the highest exertion of human intellect.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
Slaves were not esteemed as persons, but as things, and might be transferred from one owner to another, like any other effects.
"Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology" by Charles K. Dillaway
As for the exile, Grouski, I always esteemed him a very excellent gentleman.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
I will do all, everything, in order to deserve hereafter your esteem and your friendship.
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
Yet I esteem him highly, and suppose that hitherto he had esteemed me.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
He had not made any friends whom he could esteem.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
The seeds, which are highly esteemed, are used for flavouring chocolate and other purposes.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
Under such circumstances to dole away time which has no value to him, and to cheat hunger and want, is esteemed a trait of philosophy.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Much esteemed in England.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Still, I honor and esteem them, and such aid as I can bring them in their straits, shall be very gladly theirs.
"Aurelian" by William Ware

In poetry:

Thy sweet face I esteem indeed,
So modest and so kind;
Its presence I forever need,
May I call that face mine?
"New Year's Greeting" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Riches I hold in light esteem
And Love I laugh to scorn
And lust of Fame was but a dream
That vanished with the morn–
"Riches I hold in light esteem " by Emily Jane Bronte
Riches I hold in light esteem,
And love I laugh to scorn;
And lust of fame was but a dream
That vanish'd with the morn:
"The Old Stoic" by Emily Jane Bronte
Lord, I esteem thy judgments right,
And all thy statutes just;
Thence I maintain a constant fight
With every flatt'ring lust.
"Psalm 119 part 6" by Isaac Watts
Thy pleasing ways were my delight,
Thy toys I still esteem;
I've clasped thee in my arms each night,
But now it's like a dream.
"An Elegy On The Death Of A Young Child, (That Died November 23rd, 1827.)" by Joseph Hodgson
Fairnesse to him is no pleasure,
If in other then his love;
Nor can esteeme that a treasure,
Which in her smiles doth not move.
"60" by Mary Wroth

In news:

Bullies lash out because they have low self- esteem .
Stars blame tweets on rehab, low self esteem even attempted suicide.
Low self esteem , rehab, and even suicide attempts have been blamed on the access that the social network gives "fans" to stars.
Money $marts: The wealthy have plenty of self esteem to spare.
Spending time with Dad good for teen self- esteem .
Parents TV's Tony Martinez shares tips for building your child's self esteem for healthy growth and development.
AERCO Introduces Latest Generation of Esteem 399 Wall Hung Boilers.
The campaign is centered around an online "Sing For Self- Esteem " singing competition, whereby budding artists submit a video recording of their interpretation of the newly penned self- esteem anthem.
Local resident's nonprofit helps kids build values, self- esteem .
Local resident Nancie Hochberg is re-launching her nonprofit Deeds From the Heart, an organization that seeks to build values and self- esteem in kids and teens ages 4 through 18.
The Girl Scout/Dove Self- Esteem Program helps girls feel better about themselves by helping them develop the skills necessary to face life's challenges.
In a commencement speech that eviscerated the self- esteem movement, Massachusetts high school graduates were told the welcome truth that praise must be earned.
Today's Question: What branch of government do you hold in the highest esteem .
Watching TV May Boost the Self- Esteem of White Boys.
TV viewing can raise white boys' self-confidence, a study says, but harm the self- esteem of girls and African-American boys.

In science:

Natara jan has written the foreword to this monograph. I have great pleasure in dedicating this monograph to two of the wonderful scientists I have met and whom I hold in very high esteem: Prof.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Also, a tremendous amount of thanks go to the other esteemed members of my thesis advisory committee: Dr.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
Iwatsuka in 1985 and by J. E. M¨uller in 1992, which are greatly esteemed, in particular for providing a basic understanding of transport properties in certain quasi-two-dimensional semiconductor heterostructures sub jected to non-random inhomogeneous magnetic fields.
Ballistic transport in random magnetic fields with anisotropic long-ranged correlations
While I ho ld Bennett in a high esteem, in my view this particular paper is deficient in some respects.
Defining Complexity: A Commentary to a paper by Charles H. Bennett
In 1958 I moved to the Hamburg Observatory where both astrometry and astrophysics were held in high esteem; Otto Heckmann was the powerful director.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years