"esteems" in the noun sense
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"
2. admiration, esteem
a feeling of delighted approval and liking
3. respect, esteem, regard
an attitude of admiration or esteem
"she lost all respect for him"
"esteems" in the verb sense
1. respect, esteem, value, prize, prise
regard highly think much of
"I respect his judgement"
"We prize his creativity"
2. think of, repute, know as, be known as, 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"
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