Definitions for respectrɪˈspɛkt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
particular; detail; point:
to differ in some respect.
inquiries with respect to a route.
I have great respect for her judgment.
proper acceptance or courtesy:
respect for the flag; respect for the elderly.
the condition of being esteemed or honored:
to be held in respect.
respects, a formal expression or gesture of greeting, esteem, friendship, or sympathy:
Give my respects to your parents.
(v.t.)to hold in esteem or honor.
to refrain from intruding upon or interfering with:
to respect a person's privacy.
to relate or have reference to.
Idioms for respect:
in respect of,in reference to; concerning.
Origin of respect:
1300–50; (n.) (< OF) < L respectus looking back, regard <respec-, var. s. of respicere to look back (re-re - +-spicere to look)
(usually preceded by `in') a detail or point
"it differs in that respect"
esteem, regard, respect(noun)
the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)
"it is held in esteem"; "a man who has earned high regard"
respect, esteem, regard(noun)
an attitude of admiration or esteem
"she lost all respect for him"
a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
"his deference to her wishes was very flattering"; "be sure to give my respects to the dean"
behavior intended to please your parents
"their children were never very strong on obedience"; "he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes"
a feeling of friendship and esteem
"she mistook his manly regard for love"; "he inspires respect"
deference, respect, respectfulness(verb)
courteous regard for people's feelings
"in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy"
respect, esteem, value, prize, prise(verb)
regard highly; think much of
"I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"
respect, honor, honour, abide by, observe(verb)
show respect towards
"honor your parents!"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
polite or good behavior toward sb or sth that shows you recognize their importance
He has great respect for his parents.; Young people should show more respect for the elderly.
admiration for sb because of sth impressive they have done
She has a lot of respect for him, seeing the way he's coped.; I respect her determination to succeed.
in this way/in many ways
We are, in many respects, happy with the amount of progress.
used to show respect before disagreeing with the person you are talking to
With all due respect, the numbers you quoted are completely inaccurate.
in relation to; = regarding
There was some confusion with respect to who would lead the project.
to treat sb or sth well to show you admire them or believe they are important
We should respect other people's beliefs.; Respect the environment - pick up litter.; I respect her for managing so well as a single parent.
to not break a law or rule
We must respect the citizen's right to a fair trial.
an attitude of consideration or high regard
good opinion, honor, or admiration
Polite greetings, often offered as condolences after a death.
The mourners paid their last respects to the deceased poet.
a particular aspect of something
This year's model is superior to last year's in several respects.
to have respect for.
She is an intellectual giant, and I respect her greatly.
to have regard for something, to observe a custom, practice, rule or right
I respect your right to hold this belief although I think it is nonsense.
to abide by an agreement.
They failed to respect the treaty they had signed, and invaded.
To relate to; to be concerned with.
Glandulation respects the secretory vessels, which are either glandules, follicles, or utricles. uE00084312uE001 J. Lee.
Origin: From respectus, perfect passive participle of respicio, from re- + specio.
to take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed
to consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor
to look toward; to front upon or toward
to regard; to consider; to deem
to have regard to; to have reference to; to relate to; as, the treaty particularly respects our commerce
the act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution
esteem; regard; consideration; honor
an expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to send one's respects to another
relation; reference; regard
particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this respect; in any respect; in all respects
consideration; motive; interest
Respect is a positive feeling of esteem or deference for a person or other entity, and also specific actions and conduct representative of that esteem. Respect can be a specific feeling of regard for the actual qualities of the one respected. It can also be conduct in accord with a specific ethic of respect. Rude conduct is usually considered to indicate a lack of respect, disrespect, where as actions that honor somebody or something indicate respect. Specific ethics of respect are of fundamental importance to various cultures. Respect for tradition and legitimate authority is identified by Jonathan Haidt, a professor at the University of New York Sten School of Business, as one of five fundamental moral values shared to a greater or lesser degree by different societies and individuals. Respect is both given and received. We expect other people to respect us in return for the respect we show them. Respect is also something that is earned by the standards of the particular society in which one lives. Respect cannot be measured as a quantity, cannot be bought or traded, it is one of those things that is earned and built over time, but that can be lost with one stupid or inconsiderate act. One can ask or beg for respect, but only others can bestow us with respect as a result of their perceived treatment by us. Continued caring interactions are then required to maintain or increase that original earned respect. Respect cannot always be seen or observed by actions, but for those who practice chivalry, the outward display of respect is refreshing. Some women view this as patronizing and demeaning, but in its pure form chivalry is about nearly absolute respect.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'respect' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2143
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'respect' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2052
Rank popularity for the word 'respect' in Nouns Frequency: #729
Rank popularity for the word 'respect' in Verbs Frequency: #748
Translations for respect
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
admiration; good opinion
He is held in great respect by everyone; He has no respect for politicians.
- respeitoPortuguese (BR)
- obdiv, respektCzech
- die AchtungGerman
- agtelse; respektDanish
- σεβασμός, εκτίμηση, θαυμασμόςGreek
- poštovanje, divljenjeCroatian
- rasa hormatIndonesian
- respekts; cieņaLatvian
- rasa hormatMalay
- respekt, tillitNorwegian
- درناوى كول، درنول، عزت كول، په درنه سترګه كتل: خبرى ته غوږ نيول، پام كول: پالل، تعلق اونسبت ساتلPashto
- respect, stimăRomanian
- obdiv, rešpektSlovak
- saygı, hürmetTurkish
- 尊敬，尊重Chinese (Trad.)
- пошана, повагаUkrainian
- sự kính trọngVietnamese
- 尊敬，尊重Chinese (Simp.)
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