ADJ. great, high | low | personal, self-I needed to do it for my own personal esteem. | popular, public, social
VERB + ESTEEM earn She had earned the esteem of everyone in the town. | lose It is easy for children to lose their self-esteem. | accord sb the level of social esteem accorded to doctors | fall in, rise in He fell in public esteem following the scandal.
PREP. in … ~ the status of teachers in the public esteem | ~ for the public's esteem for the prime minister | ~ of The school's aim is to build the self-esteem of the children.
PHRASES hold sb/sth in great/high/low esteem He is held in the highest esteem by all who know him. | a mark/token of esteem We would like to offer you this gift as a mark of our esteem.