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Esteem, vb. 1) to estimate, to value: “that love is merchandized whose rich --ing the owner's tongue doth publish every where,” Sonn. 102, 3 (== estimation, price). “--ed above thy life,” Merch. IV, 1, 285. “what do you e. it at?” Cymb. I, 4, 85. Double accus.: “he nought --s that face of thine,” Ven. 631. Gentl. III, 1, 83. “be --ed nothing,” Ant. I, 2, 144.
2) to prize, to rate high, to respect: “the basest jewel will be well --ed,” Sonn. 96, 6. 100, 7. “me and my possessions she --s not,” Gentl. III, 1, 79. LLL V, 2, 894. All's II, 1, 126. Troil. I, 2, 144. I, 3, 199. III, 1, 69. Tim. II, 2, 112. Cymb. I, 1, 52.
3) to think, consider, repute; a) trans. α) with a double accus.: “'tis better to be vile than vile --ed,” Sonn. 121, 1. LLL II, 44. Mids. III, 2, 353. As I, 2, 237. Shr. Ind. 1, 27. Shr. Ind. 1, 27. H5 IV, 4, 64. H6A IV, 1, 5. Mcb. I, 7, 42. Hml. I, 1, 85. Oth. IV, 2, 65. β) with as, how and so: “whom she --eth as his friend,” Gentl. III, 2, 37. the sullen passage of thy weary steps e. as foil, R2 1, 3, 1, 3 “e. him as a lamb,” Mcb. IV, 3, 54. “how --est thou me?” Gentl. II, 1, 66. “how is the man --ed here?” Err. V, 4. “he with the Romans was --ed so as silly jeering idiots are with kings,” Lucr. 1811.
b) intr.: “beseech you so to e. of us,” Wint. II, 3, 148.
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