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respect

re·spect

respect

 
 
pronunciation:
rih spekt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
with respect to
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part of speech: noun
definition: the honor that someone gives to another person.
My grandparents enjoy the respect and love of our entire family.
similar words:
admiration, honor
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: respected, respecting, respects
definition: to give honor to someone; to put someone in a high position in your feelings.
You should respect your mother.
synonyms:
honor
similar words:
admire, favor, regard
phrase: with respect to
derivation: respecter (n.)
Word History
Respect comes from a Latin word that means "an act of looking back at."
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  • respected:
    honored or highly regarded.
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