respective(a), several(a), various(a)(adj)
"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
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
Origin: [Cf. F. respectif, LL. respectivus. See Respect.]
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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
It is senseless to request to the most people to be true to their respective themselves.
The stupids laugh by showing own teeth on being called the slaves of their respective wives.
We will reconvene when our respective schedules permit. Ongoing conversations continue to take place.
...slavery in the states is beyond the reach of any human power except that of the respective states...
Aged women go to temple very less for worship and more for gossip about their respective daughter-in-laws.
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- respectiuCatalan, Valencian
- air lethScottish Gaelic
- piederīgs, attiecīgs, atbilstošsLatvian
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