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Meaning of esteem

es•teem

Pronunciation: (i-stēm'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to regard highly or favorably; regard with respect or admiration: I esteem him for his honesty.
  2. to consider as of a certain value or of a certain type; regard: I esteem it worthless.
  3. to set a value on; appraise.
—n.
  1. favorable opinion or judgment; respect or regard: to hold a person in esteem.
  2. opinion or judgment; estimation; valuation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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