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Definition of Esteem


  1. To set a value on; to appreciate the worth of; to estimate; to value; to reckon.
  2. To set a high value on; to prize; to regard with reverence, respect, or friendship.
  3. To form an estimate; to have regard to the value; to consider.
  4. Estimation; opinion of merit or value; hence, valuation; reckoning; price.
  5. High estimation or value; great regard; favorable opinion, founded on supposed worth.

Esteem Quotations

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Women are tenacious, and all of them should be tenacious of respect; without esteem they cannot exist; esteem is the first demand that they make of love.
Honore de Balzac

Passionate love, I take it, rarely lasts long, and is very troublesome while it does last. Mutual esteem is very much more valuable.
Anthony Trollope

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
George Washington

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
George Washington
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Esteem Translations

esteem in Afrikaans is aansien, oorweeg
esteem in Danish is agtelse, agte
esteem in Dutch is achten, achting hebben voor
esteem in Finnish is harkita, kunnioittaa
esteem in Italian is stima, attenzione
esteem in Latin is honor, duco, duco, suspicio, pendo
esteem in Norwegian is aktelse
esteem in Portuguese is respeito
esteem in Spanish is estimacion, estimado
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