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 for esteem
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Esteem \Es*teem"\, v. i.
     To form an estimate; to have regard to the value; to
     consider. [Obs.]
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           We ourselves esteem not of that obedience, or love, or
           gift, which is of force.                 --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Esteem \Es*teem"\, n. [Cf. F. estime. See Esteem, v. t.]
     1. Estimation; opinion of merit or value; hence, valuation;
        reckoning; price.
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              Most dear in the esteem
              And poor in worth!                    --Shak.
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              I will deliver you, in ready coin,
              The full and dear'st esteem of what you crave. --J.
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     2. High estimation or value; great regard; favorable opinion,
        founded on supposed worth.
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              Nor should thy prowess want praise and esteem.
     Syn: See Estimate, n.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Esteem \Es*teem"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Esteemed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Esteeming.] [F. estimer, L. aestimare, aestumare, to
     value, estimate; perh. akin to Skr. ish to seek, strive, and
     E. ask. Cf. Aim, Estimate.]
     1. To set a value on; to appreciate the worth of; to
        estimate; to value; to reckon.
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              Then he forsook God, which made him, and lightly
              esteemed the Rock of his salvation.   --Deut. xxxii.
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              Thou shouldst (gentle reader) esteem his censure and
              authority to be of the more weighty credence. --Bp.
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              Famous men, -- whose scientific attainments were
              esteemed hardly less than supernatural. --Hawthorne.
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     2. To set a high value on; to prize; to regard with
        reverence, respect, or friendship.
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              Will he esteem thy riches?            --Job xxxvi.
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              You talk kindlier: we esteem you for it. --Tennyson.
     Syn: To estimate; appreciate; regard; prize; value; respect;
          revere. See Appreciate, Estimate.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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: esteem, regard, respect]
           [ant: disesteem]
      2: a feeling of delighted approval and liking [syn:
         admiration, esteem]
      3: an attitude of admiration or esteem; "she lost all respect
         for him" [syn: respect, esteem, regard] [ant:
      v 1: regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement";
           "We prize his creativity" [syn: respect, esteem,
           value, prize, prise] [ant: disesteem, 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, esteem, take to be]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  201 Moby Thesaurus words for "esteem":
     OK, accept, acceptance, accord respect to, account, account as,
     adherence, adjudge, adjudicate, admiration, admire, adoration,
     adore, allow, apotheosis, apotheosize, appreciate, appreciation,
     apprize, approbation, approval, approve, approve of, ascendancy,
     ascribe importance to, assume, authority, awe, be afraid,
     be judicious, believe, bless, blessing, breathless adoration,
     charisma, charm, cherish, clout, conceive, consequence, consider,
     consideration, control, count, countenance, courtesy, credit,
     daresay, dearly love, deem, defer to, deference, deification,
     deify, dignity, distinction, dominance, domination, duty, effect,
     eminence, enchantment, endorse, endorsement, entertain respect for,
     estimate, estimation, evaluate, exaggerated respect, exalt,
     exercise judgment, expect, express an opinion, fame, fancy, favor,
     favorable vote, force, form an opinion, glory, good feeling,
     great respect, greatness, guess, have a hunch, have an idea,
     have an impression, have an inkling, have the idea, hero worship,
     hero-worship, high regard, hold, hold as, hold dear,
     hold in esteem, hold in reverence, hold with, homage, honor,
     idolatry, idolization, idolize, imagine, importance,
     incidental power, influence, influentiality, insinuation, judge,
     keep in countenance, leadership, leverage, like, liking,
     look up to, look upon as, love, love to distraction, magnetism,
     maintain, make much of, mastery, memorability, moment, nod,
     notability, noteworthiness, opine, personality, persuasion, pine,
     potency, power, predominance, preponderance, pressure, prestige,
     presume, prize, prominence, purchase, rank, rate, rate highly,
     reckon, regard, reign, remarkableness, renown, reputation, repute,
     respect, revere, reverence, reverential regard, rule, salience,
     sanction, say, seal of approval, set down as, set store by,
     stamp of approval, suasion, subtle influence, suggestion, suppose,
     supremacy, surmise, suspect, sway, take, take for, take it,
     take kindly to, think, think highly of, think much of, think of,
     think well of, treasure, trow, uphold, upper hand, valuation,
     value, venerate, veneration, view, view as, view with favor, voice,
     vote, ween, weight, whip hand, worship, worth, yea, yea vote

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