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Dictionary definition for: Esteem

1. (n) the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded) "it is held in esteem" "a man who has earned high regard"

2. (v) regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement" "We prize his creativity"

3. (n) a feeling of delighted approval and liking

4. (v) 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"

5. (n) an attitude of admiration or esteem; "she lost all respect for him"

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