Definition of esteem :
1. Estimation; opinion of merit or value; hence, valuation; reckoning; price.
2. High estimation or value; great regard; favorable opinion, founded on supposed worth.
3. To form an estimate; to have regard to the value; to consider.
4. To set a high value on; to prize; to regard with reverence, respect, or friendship.
5. To set a value on; to appreciate the worth of; to estimate; to value; to reckon.
gaze, honour, remember, compliments, account, wish, think up, wonderment, observe, appraise, measure, dream up, see, assess, mean, abide by, think about, valuate, perspective, pry, obedience, prise, adore, extol, consider, lever, heed, estimation, look on, entertain, view, delight in, respectfulness, hatch, praise, regard as, value, approve, attentiveness, concoct, reckon, wonder, look upon, toy with, take to be, appreciation, think of, cherish, favor, watch, jimmy, have in mind, treasure, rate, consideration, applaud, repute, flirt with, prize, paying attention, love, deem, evaluate
like (part of speech: verb)
reputation (part of speech: noun)
famousness, fable, preeminence, notoriety, noteworthiness, celebrity, legend, acclaim, fame, illustriousness, renown, notability, memorability, distinction, reputation, popularity, prominence, elevation
respect (part of speech: verb)
pride (part of speech: verb)
- I am sorry for this, both for his sake and for that of poor Philotas, who was held in high esteem by our mother." - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- " I ask no more," says he, " than to be treated as I may merit in your esteem." - "A Set of Rogues", Frank Barrett.
- And if I were a woman, I think I should esteem myself fortunate if I got you for a husband! - "God's Good Man", Marie Corelli.