respect

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Respect is a way of treating or thinking about something or someone. If you respect your teacher, you admire her and treat her well.

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To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed.

Noun
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"

Noun
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"

Noun
courteous regard for people''s feelings; "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy"

Noun
(usually preceded by `in'') a detail or point; "it differs in that respect"

Noun
an attitude of admiration or esteem; "she lost all respect for him"

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Noun
a feeling of friendship and esteem; "she mistook his manly regard for love"; "he inspires 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"

Verb
regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"

Verb
show respect towards; "honor your parents!"


v. t.
To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed.

v. t.
To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor.

v. t.
To look toward; to front upon or toward.

v. t.
To regard; to consider; to deem.

v. t.
To have regard to; to have reference to; to relate to; as, the treaty particularly respects our commerce.

v.
The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution.

v.
Esteem; regard; consideration; honor.

v.
An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to send one's respects to another.

v.
Reputation; repute.

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Relation; reference; regard.

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Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this respect; in any respect; in all respects.

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Consideration; motive; interest.


Respect

Re*spect" (r?*sp?kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Respected; p. pr. & vb. n. Respecting.] [L. respectare, v. intens. from respicere, respectum, to look back, respect; pref. re- re- + specere, spicere, to look, to view: cf. F. respecter. See Spy, and cf. Respite.] 1. To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed.
Thou respectest not spilling Edward's blood.
In orchards and gardens, we do not so much respect beauty as variety of ground for fruits, trees, and herbs.
2. To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor. "I do respect thee as my soul." Shak. 3. To look toward; to front upon or toward. [Obs.]
Palladius adviseth the front of his house should so respect the uth.
4. To regard; to consider; to deem. [Obs.]
To whom my father gave this name of Gaspar, And as his own respected him to death.
5. To have regard to; to have reference to; to relateto; as, the treaty particularly respects our commerce. As respects, as regards; with regard to; as to. Macaulay. -- To respect the person ∨ persons, to favor a person, or persons on corrupt grounds; to show partiality. "Ye shall not respect persons in judgment." Deut. i. 17. Syn. -- To regard; esteem; honor; revere; venerate.

Respect

Re*spect", n. [L. respectus: cf. F. respect. See Respect, v., and cf. Respite.] 1. The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution.
But he it well did ward with wise respect.
2. Esteem; regard; consideration; honor.
Seen without awe, and served without respect.
The same men treat the Lord's Day with as little respect.
3. pl. An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to send one's respects to another. 4. Reputation; repute. [Obs.]
Many of the best respect in Rome.
5. Relation; reference; regard.
They believed but one Supreme Deity, which, with respect to the various benefits men received from him, had several titles.
4. Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this respect; in any respect; in all respects.
Everything which is imperfect, as the world must be acknowledged in many respects.
In one respect I'll be thy assistant.
7. Consideration; motive; interest. [Obs.] "Whatever secret respects were likely to move them." Hooker.
To the publik good Private respects must yield.
In respect, in comparison. [Obs.] Shak. -- In respect of. (a) In comparison with. [Obs.] Shak. (b) As to; in regard to. [Archaic] "Monsters in respect of their bodies." Bp. Wilkins. "In respect of these matters." Jowett. (Thucyd. ) -- In, ∨ With, respect to, in relation to; with regard to; as respects. Tillotson. -- To have respect of persons, to regard persons with partiality or undue bias, especially on account of friendship, power, wealth, etc. "It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment." Prov. xxiv. 23. Syn. -- Deference; attention; regard; consideration; estimation. See Deference.

To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed.

The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution.

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Usage Examples

A police force, wherever they are, is made up of amazing people, and I respect them a great deal.

A lot of the powerful religious leaders, from Jesus to Buddha to Tibetan monks, they're really talking about the same things: love and acceptable, and the value of friendship, and respecting yourself so you can respect others.

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.

A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck.

A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.

A student never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration.

A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel.

A man's real life is that accorded to him in the thoughts of other men by reason of respect or natural love.

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Other Usage Examples

A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity, I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.

A great chef is an artist that I truly respect.

A child is owed the greatest respect if you have ever have something disgraceful in mind, don't ignore your son's tender years.

'Metals' has partly been about me regaining my self respect and I feel like I'm growing the muscles I want to grow again.

A lot of the time, the way it's portrayed is that I only see women in a sexual way. But I grew up with just my mum and sister, so I respect women a lot.

A lot of my friends are gangsters. Not like gangsters - well, yeah, all sorts of levels of criminality - but not the types that are preying on innocent people. I have no interest in the type of criminality that has no respect for collateral damage.

A good historian is timeless although he is a patriot, he will never flatter his country in any respect.

About the twenty-third year of my age, I had many fresh and heavenly openings, in respect to the care and providence of the Almighty over his creatures in general, and over man as the most noble amongst those which are visible.

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