Pronunciation: (i-stēm'), [key]
1. to regard highly or favorably; regard with respect or admiration: I esteem him for his honesty.
2. to consider as of a certain value or of a certain type; regard: I esteem it worthless.
3. Obs.to set a value on; appraise.
1. favorable opinion or judgment; respect or regard: to hold a person in esteem.
2. Archaic.opinion or judgment; estimation; valuation.
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