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esteem

verb [T not continuous]     /ɪˈstiːm/
to respect someone or have a good opinion of them: Her work is highly esteemed by all her colleagues. [+ obj + noun/adj ] old-fashioned I would esteem (= consider) it a favour if you would accompany me.Showing respect and admiration
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