(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. esteem, idolize, venerate, respect; regard; wonder, marvel. Ant., despise, dislike.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To have regard for]
Syn. esteem, honor, applaud, praise, extol, respect, approve, revere, venerate, eulogize, panegyrize, laud, boost, glorify, reverence, hold dear, appreciate, credit, commend, favor, value, treasure, prize, look up to, rate highly, pay homage to, idolize, adore, worship, hail, put a high price on, regard with approbation, have a high opinion of, regard highly, wonder at, marvel at, think highly of, value highly, esteem highly, regard as fine, consider brilliant, think wonderful, hold in esteem, hold in respect, think well of, show deference to, set store by*, put on a pedestal*, make an ado about*, think the world of*.
Ant. censure*, deride, deprecate.
2. [To be fond of or delighted with]
Syn. cherish, contemplate pleasurably, delight in, relish; see like 1 , 2 .
See Synonym Study at regard .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
regard, esteem, look up to, respect, revere, idolize, praise, worship, model after, honor, put on a pedestal, hail.
ANT.: loathe, despise, look down on, disrespect
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To regard with great pleasure or approval: appreciate. See LIKE, PRAISE. 2. To have a high opinion of: consider, esteem, honor, regard, respect, value. Idioms: look up to, think highly (or much or well) of. See PRAISE.

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