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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

If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
Abraham Lincoln

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

When a young non-white male is stopped and searched at the whim of a police officer, his idea of personal space, privacy and self esteem are shattered, to say nothing of his Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment protections. The damage goes deep quickly and stays. Stop & frisk, as well as a tactic, is also an incitement.
Henry Rollins

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Thomas Paine
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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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