Dignify vs Esteem - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between dignify and esteem
is that dignify
is to invest with dignity or honour while esteem
is to set a high value on; to regard with respect or reverence.
As a noun esteem is
to invest with dignity or honour
to give distinction to
to exalt in rank
- Your worth will dignify our feast. - B. Jonson.
* esteeme (obsolete)
To set a high value on; to regard with respect or reverence.
* Bible, Job xxxvi. 19
- Will he esteem thy riches?
To regard something as valuable; to prize.
To look upon something in a particular way.
- You talk kindlier: we esteem you for it.
* Bible, Deuteronomy xxxii. 15
- Mary is an esteemed member of the community.
* Bishop Gardiner
- Then he forsook God, which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
- Thou shouldst (gentle reader) esteem his censure and authority to be of the more weighty credence.
* 1843 , '', book 3, ch. V, ''The English
- Famous men, whose scientific attainments were esteemed hardly less than supernatural.
(obsolete) To judge; to estimate; to appraise
- And greatly do I respect the solid character, — a blockhead, thou wilt say; yes, but a well- conditioned blockhead, and the best-conditioned, — who esteems all ‘Customs once solemnly acknowledged’ to be ultimate, divine, and the rule for a man to walk by, nothing doubting, not inquiring farther.
- The Earth, which I esteem unable to reflect the rays of the Sun.