V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


verb, noun

Definition: (v.) 1. to respect; (n) 1. respect for someone

Synonyms: (v.) value, appreciate, respect, regard, (n.) admiration, high-regard, respect

Antonyms: (v.) disrespect, disparage, (n.) disdain, contempt, irreverence

Tips: Esteem is used as a more sophisticated way of saying "respect" (both the noun and the verb). You have probably heard the phrase self-esteem, which translates to self-respect or self-regard. If you have low self-esteem, it means you do not think well of yourself. Conversely, if you have high self-esteem, it means you have great respect for yourself.

Usage Examples:

Although I esteem your opinion, I am afraid that I do not agree with you. (respect) verb

After the teachers went on strike, there was a drop in the esteem that people had for teachers. (respect, admiration) noun

It's sad that kids often hold athletes and actors in higher esteem than they do the President of the United States. (respect, regard) noun

He has a difficult time making friends and has very low self-esteem. (respect admiration) noun

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