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respective(a), several(a), various(a)adjective
"the respective club members"; "specialists in their several fields"; "the various reports all agreed"
involving two or more people or things, in reference to them as individuals
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from respect.
Moses mentions the immediate causes, and St. Peter the more remote and fundamental causes, that constitution of the heavens, and that constitution of the earth, in reference to their respective waters, which made that world obnoxious to a deluge. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.
When so many present themselves before their respective magistrates to take the oaths, it may not be improper to awaken a due sense of their engagements. Addison.
The medium intended is not an absolute, but a respective medium: the proportion recommended to all is the same; but the things to be desired in this proportion will vary. John Rogers.
What should it be, that he respects in her,
But I can make respective in myself. William Shakespeare.
Respective and wary men had rather seek quietly their own, and wish that the world may go well, so it be not long of them, than with pain and hazard make themselves advisers for the common good. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 1.
He was exceeding respective and precise. Walter Raleigh.
noticing with attention; hence, careful; wary; considerate
looking towardl having reference to; relative, not absolute; as, the respective connections of society
relating to particular persons or things, each to each; particular; own; as, they returned to their respective places of abode
fitted to awaken respect
rendering respect; respectful; regardful
Etymology: [Cf. F. respectif, LL. respectivus. See Respect.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'respective' in Adjectives Frequency: #898
The numerical value of respective in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of respective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of respective in a Sentence
No, it is not happening at all, the different portfolio companies have their respective agendas and don't have anything to do with one another.
While Apple Music may introduce a bigger roster of original content than Amazon and Netflix during their respective launches, the streaming market has arguably already reached a level [ of ] saturation and consumer fatigue in the United States, apple Music is late to the party.
We went to dinner, I went to her birthday party. Remember there were a lot of people there, we went to dinner together with our best friends, our respective, best friends, her two best friends and my best friend.
My two rock idols are Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. Not just because they are from Jersey, but, because they conduct themselves with humility and give a lot back to the public and their respective communities. And, the fact they both ended up marrying someone that "knew them when" is something I admire and hope to have with Tina (Rinaldi) one day.
In that type of prisoner swap, you're supposed to finish your sentences and respect the judgment of each respective country.
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- خاص بهArabic
- respectiuCatalan, Valencian
- air lethScottish Gaelic
- atbilstošs, attiecīgs, piederīgsLatvian
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