Esteem

Definition of Esteem

Es`teem´
v. t.1.To set a value on; to appreciate the worth of; to estimate; to value; to reckon.
[imp. & p. p. Esteemed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Esteeming.]
Then he forsook God, which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
- Deut. xxxii. 15.
Thou shouldst (gentle reader) esteem his censure and authority to be of the more weighty credence.
- Bp. Gardiner.
2.To set a high value on; to prize; to regard with reverence, respect, or friendship.
Will he esteem thy riches?
- Job xxxvi. 19.
You talk kindlier: we esteem you for it.
- Tennyson.
v. i.1.To form an estimate; to have regard to the value; to consider.
We ourselves esteem not of that obedience, or love, or gift, which is of force.
- Milton.
n.1.Estimation; opinion of merit or value; hence, valuation; reckoning; price.
Most dear in the esteem
And poor in worth!
- Shak.
I will deliver you, in ready coin,
The full and dear'st esteem of what you crave.
- J. Webster.
2.High estimation or value; great regard; favorable opinion, founded on supposed worth.
Nor should thy prowess want praise and esteem.
- Shak.

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