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Synonyms of 'esteem'

(verb) 
Definition
to have great respect or high regard for (someone)
a scholar whom he highly esteemed
Synonyms
respect
I want him to respect me as a career woman.
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admire
He admired the way she had coped with life.
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think highly of
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like
I like the way this book is set out.
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love
We love each other, and we want to spend our lives together.
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value
Do you value your best friend enough?
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prize
These items are greatly prized by collectors.
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honour
The Romans honoured their ancestors with statues and processions.
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treasure
She treasures her memories of those joyous days.
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cherish
I will cherish the memory of that visit for many years to come.
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revere
Those who support him revere him.
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reverence
Some men even seem to reverence them.
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be fond of
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venerate
My father venerated the African gods with offerings and prayers.
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regard highly
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take off your hat to
(verb) 
Definition
to judge or consider
(formal)  Nowadays we esteem these paintings as works of art.
Synonyms
consider
I had always considered myself a strong, competent woman.
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think of
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hold
She holds that it is not admissible to ordain women.
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believe in
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rate
The film was rated excellent by 90 per cent of children.
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view
America was viewed as a land of golden opportunity.
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judge
It will take a few more years to judge the impact of these ideas.
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regard
I regard creativity as both a gift and a skill.
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estimate
Officials estimate it will be two days before electricity is restored to the island.
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reckon
The sale has been held up because the price is reckoned to be too high.
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calculate
From this we can calculate the total mass in the galaxy.
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deem
I would have quit my job if I had deemed it necessary.
(noun) 
Definition
admiration and respect
He is held in high esteem by his colleagues.
Synonyms
respect
I have tremendous respect for him.
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regard
I have a very high regard for him and what he has achieved.
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honour
One old campaigner at least will be received with honour.
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consideration
Show consideration for other rail travellers.
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admiration
Her eyes widened with admiration.
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reverence
in mutual support and reverence for the dead
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estimation
He has gone down considerably in my estimation.
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veneration
Churchill was held in veneration in his lifetime.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of admiration
Her eyes widened with admiration.
in the sense of admire
Definition
to respect and approve of (a person or thing)
He admired the way she had coped with life.
Synonyms
approve of,
big up (slang),
take your hat off to,
have a good or high opinion of,
think highly of
in the sense of calculate
Definition
to solve or find out by a mathematical procedure or by reasoning
From this we can calculate the total mass in the galaxy.

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