English Synonyms and Antonyms
Esteem and estimate alike imply to set a certain mental value upon, but esteem is less precise and mercantile than calculate or estimate. We esteem a jewel precious; we estimate it to be worth so much money. This sense of esteem is now chiefly found in literary or oratorical style, and in certain conventional phrases; as, I esteem it an honor, a favor. In popular usage esteem, as said of persons, denotes a union of respect and kindly feeling and, in the highest sense, of moral approbation; as, one whom I highly esteem; the word may be used in a similar sense of material things or abstractions; as, one whose friendship I esteem; a shell greatly esteemed for inlaid work. To appreciate anything is to be deeply or keenly sensible of or sensitive to its qualities or influence, to see its full import, be alive to its value, importance, or worth; as, to appreciate beauty or harmony; to appreciate one's services in a cause; the word is similarly, tho rarely, used of persons. To prize is to set a high value on for something more than merely commercial reasons. One may value some object, as a picture, beyond all price, as a family heirloom, or may prize it as the gift of an esteemed friend, without at all appreciating its artistic merit or commercial value. To regard (French regarder, look at, observe) is to have a certain mental view favorable or unfavorable; as, I regard him as a friend; or, I regard him as a villain; regard has a distinctively favorable sense as applied to institutions, proprieties, duties, etc., but does not share the use of the noun regard as applied to persons; we regard the Sabbath; we regard a person's feelings; we have a regard for the person. Compare ESTEEM, n.
Esteem for a person is a favorable opinion on the basis of worth, especially of moral worth, joined with a feeling of interest in and attraction toward the person. Regard for a person is the mental view or feeling that springs from a sense of his value, excellence, or superiority, with a cordial and hearty friendliness. Regard is more personal and less distant than esteem, and adds a special kindliness; respect is a more distant word than esteem. Respect may be wholly on one side, while regard is more often mutual; respect in the fullest sense is given to what is lofty, worthy, and honorable, or to a person of such qualities; we may pay an external respect to one of lofty station, regardless of personal qualities, showing respect for the office. Estimate has more of calculation; as, my estimate of the man, or of his abilities, is very high. Estimation involves the idea of calculation or appraisal with that of esteem or regard, and is especially used of the feeling entertained by numbers of people; as, he stood high in public estimation. Compare ESTEEM, v.; FRIENDSHIP; LOVE.
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esteem, regard, respectnoun
the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)
"it is held in esteem"; "a man who has earned high regard"
a feeling of delighted approval and liking
respect, esteem, regardverb
an attitude of admiration or esteem
"she lost all respect for him"
respect, esteem, value, prize, priseverb
regard highly; think much of
"I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"
value, appreciate, assess, look upon, jimmy, pry, respect, honor, observe, measure, abide by, prize, lever, treasure, rate, regard as, honour, look on, evaluate, repute, prise, think of, take to be, appraise, valuate
think of, repute, regard as, look upon, look on, esteem, take to beverb
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"
value, think up, mean, dream up, entertain, watch, think about, respect, repute, hatch, prize, remember, concoct, have in mind, regard as, flirt with, look on, toy with, look upon, prise, think of, take to be
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You'll often meet people who are jealous of your achievements, when you're outstanding and successful. You can negate their negativity only by your kindness and continued successes despite their jealousy and dysfunctional attitude towards you. Jealousy in those people often emerges out of their neurotic insecurity and lack of self-esteem and self-confidence. While you may not have a solution to cure them, still you can surely manage their negativity and its impact at least in your life most effectively. Always be nice to people. It works!
Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
The President task is to reverse The President disturbing tendency to show America's adversaries the deference and esteem that should be reserved for our closest allies. The President must show that The President can be strong and tough with Vladimir Putin -- not for The President task own sake, but to demonstrate The President willingness to defend America, its allies, our shared interests, and our common values against those who threaten them, putin is not America's friend, nor merely a competitor. Putin is America's enemy -- not because we wish it so, but because he has chosen to be.
There's a real need for penile prosthesis, but this isn't generally recognized by the public and even some medical professionals, not being able to have intercourse has been shown in numerous studies to cause low self-esteem depression.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
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- почит, почитам, уважавам, уважениеBulgarian
- schätzen, Achtung, Wertschätzung, achten, ansehenGerman
- σέβομαι, εκτίμηση, εκτιμώ, υπόληψη, τρέφω σεβασμό, υπολήπτομαι, τρέφω εκτίμησηGreek
- kunnioittaa, kunnioitus, arvostaaFinnish
- respect, respecter, estimeFrench
- onair, urramScottish Gaelic
- waarderen, achten, prijzen, achtingDutch
- estimar, estimaPortuguese
- stimă, apreciaRomanian
- чтить, ценить, уважение, почитать, почтение, уважать, почётRussian
- aktning, vördnad, vördaSwedish
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