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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"
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.
As for me, much esteemed prince, I am sensible of having experienced the honour of your confidence in a certain matter up to a certain point, but never beyond that point.
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.