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Esteem


ESTEE'M, verb transitive [Latin estimo; Gr. to honor or esteem ]

1. To set a value on, whether high or low; to estimate; to value.

Then he forsook God who made him, and lightly esteemed the rock of his salvation. Deuteronomy 32:15.

They that despise me shall be lightly esteemed. 1 Samuel 2:30.

2. To prize; to set a high value on; to regard with reverence, respect or friendship. When our minds are not biased, we always esteem the industrious, the generous, the brave, the virtuous, and the learned.

Will he esteem thy riches? Job 36:19.

3. To hold in opinion; to repute; to think.

One man esteemeth one day above another; another esteemeth every day alike. Romans 14:5.

4. To compare in value; to estimate by proportion. [Little used.]

ESTEE'M, noun Estimation; opinion or judgment of merit or demerit. This man is of no worth in my esteem

1. High value or estimation; great regard; favorable opinion, founded on supposed worth.

Both those poets lived in much esteem with good and holy men in orders.