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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 es·teem /ɪsˈtim/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Es·teem v. t. [imp. & p. p. Esteemed p. pr. & vb. n. Esteeming.]
 1. To set a value on; to appreciate the worth of; to estimate; to value; to reckon.
    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.
    Famous men, -- whose scientific attainments were esteemed hardly less than supernatural.   --Hawthorne.
 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.
 Syn: -- To estimate; appreciate; regard; prize; value; respect; revere. See Appreciate, Estimate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Es·teem, v. i. To form an estimate; to have regard to the value; to consider. [Obs.]
    We ourselves esteem not of that obedience, or love, or gift, which is of force.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Es·teem, 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.
 Syn: -- See Estimate, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or
           well regarded); "it is held in esteem"; "a man who has
           earned high regard" [syn: regard, respect] [ant: disesteem]
      2: a feeling of delighted approval and liking [syn: admiration]
      3: an attitude of admiration or esteem; "she lost all respect
         for him" [syn: respect, regard] [ant: disrespect]
      v 1: regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We
           prize his creativity" [syn: respect, value, prize,
            prise] [ant: disrespect, disrespect]
      2: look on as or consider; "she looked on this affair as a
         joke"; "He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician"; "He
         is reputed to be intelligent" [syn: think of, repute,
         regard as, look upon, look on, take to be]