how to pronounce esteem


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esteem is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of esteem in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… stressed and your self-esteem is going …”

meanings of esteem


  1. To judge; to estimate; to appraise.
  2. To look upon something in a particular way.
  3. To regard something as valuable; to prize.
  4. To set a high value on; to regard with respect or reverence.


  1. Favourable regard.

esteem frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word esteem occurs in english on average 3.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics esteem can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that esteem can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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