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tr.v. es·teemed, es·teem·ing, es·teems
1. To regard with respect; prize. See Synonyms at appreciate.
2. To regard as; consider: esteemed it an honor to help them.
1. Favorable regard; respect. See Synonyms at regard.
2. Archaic Judgment; opinion.

[Middle English estemen, to appraise, from Old French estimer, from Latin aestimāre.]
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Adj.1.esteemed - having an illustrious reputation; respected; "our esteemed leader"; "a prestigious author"
reputable - having a good reputation; "a reputable business"; "a reputable scientist"; "a reputable wine"
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References in classic literature ?
There are besides two other states, a democracy and an oligarchy, one of which all speak of, and it is always esteemed a species of the four sorts; and thus they reckon them up; a monarchy, an oligarchy, a democracy, and this fourth which they call an aristocracy.
Lebedeff came at once, and "esteemed it an honour," as he observed, the instant he entered the room.
After Ring had been with the King for some days the latter began to think there was a great deal in him, and esteemed him more than the others.