[ US /əˈstim/ ]
[ UK /ɛstˈiːm/ ]
  1. the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)
    it is held in esteem
    a man who has earned high regard
  2. an attitude of admiration or esteem
    she lost all respect for him
  3. a feeling of delighted approval and liking
  1. regard highly; think much of
    I respect his judgement
    We prize his creativity
  2. look on as or consider
    He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician
    she looked on this affair as a joke
    He is reputed to be intelligent
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How To Use esteem In A Sentence

  • He is an honourable person respected and held in esteem by his colleagues.
  • I again affirm that I need make no apology for attaching my name to that of one so worthy the esteem of his co-dogs, ay, and co-cats too; for in spite of the differences which have so often raised up a barrier between the members of his race and ours, not even the noblest among us could be degraded by raising a "mew" to the honour of such a thoroughly honest dog. The Adventures of a Dog, and a Good Dog Too
  • It takes years to build up your image and esteem to the point where the your inner sense of worth meets your outer sense.
  • A person today who seems to have a great sense of self-esteem has his or her childhood days to thank for it. Stephen Richards 
  • He was called to the Irish bar in 1951 and has earned a reputation as an esteemed playwright, poet and biographer.
  • Self-esteem is the need to feel good about oneself and self-actualisation is the need to reach one's full potential.
  • We have had reports from a high percentage of attendees that their levels of self-esteem and confidence have increased considerably.
  • The foundation of lasting self- confidence and self esteem is excellence, mastery of your work. Brian Tracy 
  • The teacher who can break a mainspring first and keep it from getting mended, is often the most esteemed in the community. The Lost Art of Reading
  • When Kwan shocked Hong Kong by coming out, he was already established as one of the city's best filmmakers, esteemed for his finely tuned aesthetics and perfectly realized tragic heroines.
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