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English noun: esteem

1. esteem (state) the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)

SamplesIt is held in esteem.
A man who has earned high regard.

Synonymsregard, respect

Broader (hypernym)honor, honour, laurels

Narrower (hyponym)stature


2. esteem (feeling) a feeling of delighted approval and liking


Broader (hypernym)liking

Narrower (hyponym)Anglophilia, hero worship, philhellenism, philogyny

3. esteem (cognition) an attitude of admiration or esteem

SamplesShe lost all respect for him.

Synonymsregard, respect

Broader (hypernym)attitude, mental attitude

Narrower (hyponym)estimate, estimation


English verb: esteem

1. esteem (cognition) regard highly; think much of

SamplesI respect his judgement.
We prize his creativity.

ExamplesSam cannot esteem Sue

Synonymsprise, prize, respect, value

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)consider, reckon, regard, see, view

Narrower (hyponym)admire, fear, look up to, revere, reverence, think the world of, venerate

Antonymsdisesteem, disrespect

2. esteem (cognition) look on as or consider

SamplesShe looked on this affair as a joke.
He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician.
He is reputed to be intelligent.

Synonymslook on, look upon, regard as, repute, take to be, think of

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)believe, conceive, consider, think

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