What is the opposite of hold in contempt?

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An intense attraction or profound likeability
“As each day passed, my love for you grew.”
Denoting an intimate relationship between two people
“Their love is one of a dangerous nature, which must be kept secret at all cost.”
To show appreciation in an official manner
“Tonight's event will recognize the achievements of our most productive staff members.”
To have deep admiration for
“The students at Welton Academy would respect their English teacher John Keating for his unorthodox teaching methods.”
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