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Noun esteem has 3 senses
  1. esteem, regard, respect - the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded); "it is held in esteem"; "a man who has earned high regard"
    --1 is a kind of honor, honour, laurels
    Antonyms: disesteem
    --1 has particulars: stature
    Derived form: verb esteem1
  2. admiration, esteem - a feeling of delighted approval and liking
    --2 is a kind of liking
    --2 has particulars: Anglophilia; hero worship
    Derived form: verb esteem1
  3. respect, esteem, regard - an attitude of admiration or esteem; "she lost all respect for him"
    --3 is a kind of attitude, mental attitude
    --3 has particulars: estimate, estimation
    Derived form: verb esteem1
Verb esteem has 2 senses
  1. respect, esteem, value, prize, prise - regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"
    --1 is one way to see, consider, reckon, view, regard
    Antonyms: disrespect, disesteem
    Derived forms: noun esteem3, noun esteem2, noun esteem1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot esteem Sue
  2. think of, repute, regard as, look upon, look on, esteem, take to be - 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"
    --2 is one way to think, believe, consider, conceive
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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