Meaning of “esteem” in the English Dictionary

"esteem" in American English

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esteemnoun [ U ]

us /ɪˈstim/

respect for or a high opinion of someone:

We held them in high/low esteem (= We respected them a lot/very little).

(Definition of “esteem” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"esteem" in Business English

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esteemnoun [ U ]

uk /ɪˈstiːm/ us

respect for or a good opinion of someone:

She has long been held in high esteem by the bankers who know her.

esteemverb [ T ]

uk /ɪˈstiːm/ us

to respect someone or have a good opinion of them:

Her work is highly esteemed by all her colleagues.

(Definition of “esteem” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)