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esteem

es·teem

esteem

 
 
pronunciation:
ih stim
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
Word History
part of speech: verb
inflections: esteemed, esteeming, esteems
definition: to have a high opinion of; respect; honor.
I esteem friendship more than money.
synonyms:
admire, honor, prize, respect, value
antonyms:
despise
similar words:
appreciate, approve of, cherish, commend, favor, praise
 
part of speech: noun
definition: high opinion; respect.
We gave the winner a medal to show our esteem for her.
synonyms:
admiration, honor, regard, respect
antonyms:
contempt, disrespect
similar words:
appreciation, approval, awe, favor, reputation, reverence, wonder
Word History
Esteem is from a Latin word that means "to fix the price or value of." The meaning "respect for a person" was first used in the 1500s.