Etymology
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Words related to esteem

esteemed (adj.)
"held in high regard, respected, valued," 1540s, past-participle adjective from esteem (v.).
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aim (v.)
c. 1300, "to estimate (number or size), calculate, count" (senses now obsolete), from Old French aesmer, esmer (Old North French amer) "to value, rate; count, estimate," ultimately from Latin aestimare "appraise, determine the value of" (see esteem (v.)).

Meaning in English apparently developed from "calculate," to "calculate with a view to action, plan," then to "direct a missile, a blow, etc." (late 14c.). Also used in Middle English of directing a letter, planting an altar, pitching a tent. Intransitive sense "intend, attempt" (early 14c.) was used by Shakespeare but is now considered colloquial. Related: Aimed; aiming.
disesteem (v.)

"consider with disregard or slight contempt," 1590s, from dis- + esteem (v.). Perhaps modeled on Old French desestimer. Related: Disesteemed; disesteeming; disestimation.

estimable (adj.)
mid-15c., "capable of being estimated," from Old French estimable and directly from Latin aestimabilis "valuable, estimable," from aestimare (see esteem (v.)). Meaning "worthy of esteem" in English is from 1690s.
estimate (n.)
1560s, "valuation," from Latin aestimatus "determine the value of," figuratively "to value, esteem," verbal noun from aestimare (see esteem (v.)). Earlier in sense "power of the mind" (mid-15c.). Meaning "approximate judgment" is from 1580s. As a builder's statement of projected costs, from 1796.
estimate (v.)
1530s, "appraise the worth of," from Latin aestimatus, past participle of aestimare "to value, appraise" (see esteem (v.)). Meaning "form an approximate notion" is from 1660s. Related: Estimated; estimates; estimating.
estimation (n.)
late 14c., "action of appraising; manner of judging; opinion," from Old French estimacion "evaluation, value; calculation, planning," from Latin aestimationem (nominative aestimatio) "a valuation," from past participle stem of aestimare "to value" (see esteem (v.)). Meaning "appreciation" is from 1520s. That of "process of forming an approximate notion" is from c. 1400.
estimator (n.)
1660s, from Latin aestimator, agent noun from aestimare "to value" (see esteem (v.)).
inestimable (adj.)
late 14c., "beyond estimation or measure, not to be computed," from Old French inestimable "priceless" (14c.) or directly from Latin inaestimabilis "invaluable, incalculable," also "not estimable, valueless," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + aestimabilis "valuable, estimable," from aestimare (see esteem (v.)). Meaning "too precious to set a value on, priceless" is attested by 1570s. Related: Inestimably; inestimability.
self-esteem (n.)
1650s, from self- + esteem (n.). Popularized by phrenology, which assigned it a "bump" (Spurzheim, 1815).