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be held in high esteem

To be regarded with a large amount of respect or admiration. I'll go see if I can persuade the committee, for I am held in high esteem among them. Mr. Ross has always been held in high esteem for all his charity work.
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hold (someone) in high esteem

To have a large amount of respect or admiration for someone. I'll go see if I can persuade the committee—they hold me in high esteem. I've always held my father in high esteem for his hard work to provide for us.
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References in classic literature ?
I esteemed eloquence highly, and was in raptures with poesy; but I thought that both were gifts of nature rather than fruits of study.
In his humble sphere he was esteemed an honest man, although like many of his class in English towns he was somewhat addicted to drink.
Now equal opportunities choices freedom privileges and support are available for both gender and they are esteemed equally.
.the experience of being socially esteemed is accompanied by a felt confidence that one's achievements or abilities will be recognized as 'valuable' by other community members." (11) According to Honneth, when a society accomplishes a situation in which every individual enjoys this level of recognition, the society achieves social solidarity: "To the extent to which every member of a society is in a position to esteem himself or herself, one can speak of a state of societal solidarity." (12)
the experience of being socially esteemed is accompanied by a felt confidence that one's achievements or abilities will be recognized as 'valuable' by other community members." (26) This confidence that Honneth is describing is strongly connected to (or even depends on) the positive appraisals (or lack thereof in cases of low self-esteem) given to a person by her/his surrounding society.