Respect meaning

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Respect is defined as to feel or show esteem or honor for someone or something.

An example of respect is being quiet in a cathedral.

An example of respect is truly listening to someone speak.

An example of respect is walking around, rather than through, protected wilderness.

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Respect means a feeling or show of honor or esteem for someone or something.

An example of respect is the feeling a student has about a great teacher.

noun
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To feel or show deferential regard for; esteem or admire.

All the other scholars respect her.

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The state of being regarded with honor or esteem.

A leader held in the greatest respect.

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A particular aspect, feature, or detail.

In many respects this is an important decision.

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A feeling of appreciative, often deferential regard; esteem.

I have great respect for your work.

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To have regard for something, to observe a custom, practice, rule or right.

I respect your right to hold that belief, although I think it is nonsense.

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Consideration; courteous regard.

To have respect for the feelings of others.

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Relation; reference.
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Reference; relation.

With respect to the problem.

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(uncountable, always plural) Polite greetings, often offered as condolences after a death.

The mourners paid their last respects to the deceased poet.

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(uncountable) Good opinion, honor, or admiration.
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A particular point or detail.

Right in every respect.

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(uncountable) An attitude of consideration or high regard.

He is an intellectual giant, and I have great respect for him.

Syngman Rhee kept imprisoned the Dowager Queen Yun Empress Sunjeong of the Korean Empire for fear of the respect the people held for her.

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Deference or dutiful regard.

Respect for the law.

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A feeling of high regard, honor, or esteem.

To have respect for a great artist.

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The state or condition of being held in honor or esteem.

To have the respect of one's sons.

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To abide by an agreement.

They failed to respect the treaty they had signed, and invaded.

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To take notice of; to regard as worthy of special consideration; to heed.
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(countable) A particular aspect of something.

This year's model is superior to last year's in several respects.

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To have respect for.

She is an intellectual giant, and I respect her greatly.

verb
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To concern; relate to.
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To relate or refer to; concern.

As respects the rights of land owners, this law says nothing.

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To show consideration for; avoid intruding upon or interfering with.

To respect others' privacy.

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Courteous expressions of regard.
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(dated except in "respecting") To relate to; to be concerned with.
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Polite expressions of consideration, deference, or condolence.

Pay one's respects.

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(Jamaica) Hello, hi.
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in respect of
  • With respect to.
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with
  • In reference or relation to; concerning:.
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in respect of
  • With reference to; as regards.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of respect

  • 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

  • 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 Wiktionary