- With respect to.
- In reference or relation to; concerning:
- with reference to; as regards
Other Word Forms of Respect
Origin of Respect
From Middle English respect, from Old French respect, also respit ("respect, regard, consideration"; > respite), from Latin respectus (“a looking at, regard, respect"), perfect passive participle of respiciō (“look at, look back upon, respect"), from re- (“back") + speciō (“look at").
From Middle English regard from Old French from Latin respectus from past participle of respicere to look back at, regard re- re- specere to look at spek- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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