American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To regard with respect; prize. See Synonyms at appreciate.
- v. To regard as; consider: esteemed it an honor to help them.
- n. Favorable regard. See Synonyms at regard.
- n. Archaic Judgment; opinion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To estimate; value; set a value on, whether high or low; rate.
- Specifically To set a high value on; prize; regard favorably, especially (of persons) with reverence, respect, or friendship.
- To consider; regard; reckon; think.
- Synonyms Value, Prize, Esteem, etc. (see appreciate); to respect, revere.
- To think, deem, consider, hold, account.
- To regard or consider value; entertain a feeling of esteem, liking, respect, etc.: with of.
- n. Estimation; opinion or judgment of merit or demerit.
- n. Specifically Favorable opinion, formed upon a belief in tho merit of its object; respect; regard; liking.
- n. The character which commands consideration or regard; value; worth.
- n. Valuation; price.
- n. = 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.
- n. favourable regard
- v. To regard someone with respect
- v. To regard something as valuable; to prize.
- v. To look upon something in a particular way.
- v. obsolete To judge; to estimate; to appraise
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To set a value on; to appreciate the worth of; to estimate; to value; to reckon.
- v. To set a high value on; to prize; to regard with reverence, respect, or friendship.
- v. obsolete To form an estimate; to have regard to the value; to consider.
- n. Estimation; opinion of merit or value; hence, valuation; reckoning; price.
- n. High estimation or value; great regard; favorable opinion, founded on supposed worth.
- n. an attitude of admiration or esteem
- n. the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)
- v. look on as or consider
- n. a feeling of delighted approval and liking
- v. regard highly; think much of
- First at end of 16th century; from Middle French estimer, from Latin aestimare ("to value, rate, weigh, estimate"); see estimate, and aim, an older word, partly a doublet of esteem. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English estemen, to appraise, from Old French estimer, from Latin aestimāre. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In discussions of toleration, one finds alongside the conceptions mentioned thus far a fourth one which I call the esteem conception.”
“Observe, therefore, if your general character, and usual conduct, strike her mind; if her esteem is yours without the attraction of assiduity and adulation; if your natural disposition and manners make your society grateful to her, and your approbation desirable.”
“Social development as well as women in sequence to emanate a organisation of clever lady creates a male suffer, self-esteem is severely undermined.”
“Ustvolskaya holds all notes in esteem and often dwells on them individually as if giving each and every one its due.”
“Me not wanting to date folks with low self-esteem is as much about me as it is about them.”
“Seems harsh, but someone with cripplingly low self confidence/esteem is like a bottomless void.”
“Either way, your self esteem is going to lessen as a result of me wearing this shirt.”
“Self-esteem is one of the most important things we teach our students.”
“Jennifer Crocker of the University of Michigan reports that, when self-esteem is based on external measures like appearance and approval, there is more stress, anger, and substance abuse.”
“The child's self-esteem is deemed too important to be put at risk by the requirement to repeat a grade.”
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