Part of speech: verb

To prize.

Part of speech: verb

To hold in estimation; value; estimate.

Part of speech: noun

Favorable opinion, as that based on moral worth.

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Usage examples "esteem":

  1. I will be content with the esteem of the rest." - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. Lambert, and Pierce, surgeon, thinking to have met with the Commissioners of Parliament, but they not sitting, we went to the Swan, where I did give them a barrel of oysters; and so I to my Lady's and there dined, and had very much talk and pleasant discourse with my Lady, my esteem growing every day higher and higher in her and my Lord. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  3. You destroy all my esteem for you. - "Father Stafford", Anthony Hope.