(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!"
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-spekt′, v.t. to esteem for merit: to honour: to relate to: to regard unduly: to heed.—n. act of esteeming highly: regard: expression of esteem: deportment arising from esteem: relation: reference: point of view, any particular: (B.) good-will, also undue regard: partiality: reflection: decency: reputation.—n. Respectabil′ity, state or quality of being respectable.—adj. Respec′table, worthy of respect or regard: moderate in excellence or number: not mean or despicable: reputable: moderately well-to-do.—n. Respec′tableness.—adv. Respec′tably, moderately: pretty well.—adj. Respec′tant (her.), facing one another—said of figures of animals.—n. Respec′ter.—adj. Respect′ful, full of respect: marked by civility.—adv. Respect′fully.—n. Respect′fulness.—prep. Respec′ting, regarding: considering.—n. Respec′tion, respect.—adj. Respec′tive, having respect or reference to: relative: relating to a particular person or thing: particular.—adv. Respec′tively.—ns. Respec′tiveness; Respec′tivist (obs.), a captious critic.—adjs. Respect′less, regardless; Respec′tūous (obs.), causing respect: respectful.—Have respect of persons, unduly to favour certain persons, as for their wealth, &c.; In respect of, in comparison with; With respect to, with regard to. [O. Fr.,—L. respicĕre, respectum—re-, back, specĕre, to look.]
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
scepter, sceptre, specter, spectre
The numerical value of respect in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of respect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Their sole purpose here is to restore the international norm with respect to behavior between nations with respect for borders and respect for sovereignty and respect for the rights.
I believe in equal rights for all and respect for all Americans, however, what makes me different is that I also respect and demand the respect for the rights and heritage of European Americans.
No church that panders to the zeitgeist deserves respect, and very shortly it will not get respect, except from those who find it politically useful, and that is less respect than disguised contempt.
Shaming isn't bad for children if it teaches respect, it taught me respect, it taught my parents respect, it taught my grandparents and great grandparents respect, and that's what I’m going to stick with.
Self-respect is the solid foundation of your self, your existance, and how you're perceived by the world. How can you expect anyone, let alone the world, respect you if you yourself can't respect yourself? Respect yourself first, and treat your fellow humans and animals with the same respect, and the world will begin to respect you, before you realize it.
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Translations for respect
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- احترم, احترامArabic
- doujañs, doujañBreton
- vyjádření úcty, mít úctu, respektovat, úcta, respekt, ohled, brát ohled, uznávatCzech
- respektieren, Respekt, Achtung, die AchtungGerman
- σέβομαι, σέβη, σεβασμόςGreek
- respekti, respektoEsperanto
- respetar, respetoSpanish
- احترام, احترام گذاشتن, ادبPersian
- kunnioitus, kunnioittaa, suhdeFinnish
- respecter, respectFrench
- urraim, measIrish
- suim, onair, urramScottish Gaelic
- आदर, सम्मानHindi
- betart, elismer, szempont, tisztelet, vonatkozás, tisztelHungarian
- հարգանք, հարգելArmenian
- virðing, virða, leyti, bera virðingu fyrirIcelandic
- 尊敬, 尊重Japanese
- 존중, 경의, 尊重Korean
- ڕێزوسڵاو, ڕێز, ڕێز گرتنKurdish
- kauanuanu, whakamihaMāori
- respect, eerbied, respecteren, achtingDutch
- respekt, szacunekPolish
- respeito, reverência, respeitarPortuguese
- respect, respectaRomanian
- почитать, уважать, почтение, уважение, соблюдатьRussian
- respektera, avseende, aktning, respekt, hänseendeSwedish
- adabu, tii, taadhima, heshimuSwahili
- yön, husus, hürmet, bakım, saygınlık, saygı, itibar, açıTurkish
- آدر, احترامUrdu
- kính trọngVietnamese
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