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Synonyms for esteem
ɪˈstimes·teem

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  1. esteemverb

    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.

    Synonyms:
    appreciate, calculate, consider, deem, estimate, hold, prize, regard, think, value

  2. esteemnoun

    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.

    Synonyms:
    estimate, estimation, favor, regard, respect

    Antonyms:
    abhorrence, antipathy, aversion, contempt, dislike, hatred, loathing, repugnance

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. esteem

    Synonyms:
    price, value, consider, deem, judge, believe, estimate, think, regard, affect, appreciate, revere, honor, respect, admire, venerate, prize, love, like

    Antonyms:
    disregard, disconsider, disaffect, dislike, undervalue, underrate, decry, depreciate

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 4 votes

  1. 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"

    Synonyms:
    paying attention, wish, admiration, respectfulness, respect, regard, deference, attentiveness, obedience, gaze, heed, compliments

    Antonyms:
    disesteem, disrespect

  2. admiration, esteemnoun

    a feeling of delighted approval and liking

    Synonyms:
    respect, wonderment, regard, appreciation, wonder, admiration

    Antonyms:
    disesteem, disrespect

  3. respect, esteem, regardverb

    an attitude of admiration or esteem

    "she lost all respect for him"

    Synonyms:
    paying attention, respect, admiration, respectfulness, regard, deference, attentiveness, obedience, gaze, heed, compliments, wish

    Antonyms:
    disesteem, disrespect

  4. respect, esteem, value, prize, priseverb

    regard highly; think much of

    "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    disesteem, disrespect

  5. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    disesteem, disrespect

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  1. esteemnoun

    Synonyms:
    respect, honor, regard, opinion, judgment, estimation

    Antonyms:
    disesteem, aversion, odium, antipathy, unpopularity

  2. esteemverb

    Synonyms:
    respect, value, honor, revere, rate, reckon, estimate

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "esteem":

    self-esteem, believes, considers, appreciation

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How to use esteem in a sentence?

  1. Confucius:

    I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or one who hated what was not virtuous. He who loved virtue would esteem nothing above it.

  2. unknown:

    Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.

  3. Thomas Paine:

    What we obtain too cheap we esteem too little it is dearness only that gives everything its value.

  4. Claude Adrien Helvetius:

    There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors....But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.

  5. The Hitopadesa:

    Even a blockhead may respect inspire, So long as he is suitably attired; A fool may gain esteem among the wise, So long as he has sense to hold his tongue.


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