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respect

re·spect

respect

 
 
pronunciation:
rih spekt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a detail, point, or aspect (usu. prec. by in).
It is a good plan in many respects.
synonyms:
detail, particular, regard
similar words:
way
definition 2: regard or reference.
I have a question with respect to these new rules.
synonyms:
regard
similar words:
deference, relation
definition 3: the state or condition of being regarded with admiration, esteem, or honor, or such admiration itself.
My grandparents enjoy the respect and love of our entire family.
synonyms:
esteem, estimation, regard
antonyms:
contempt, disdain, disrespect, scorn
similar words:
admiration, favor, honor, reputation
definition 4: consideration for and deference to another's privileges or knowledge.
Respect must be given to your commanding officer.
synonyms:
deference
definition 5: (pl.) respectful greetings (used in conventional expressions of esteem for another).
When you see your father, please give him my respects.I ran into your old colleague today, and he wished me to send you his respects.
synonyms:
compliments, regards
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: respected, respecting, respects
definition 1: to feel or express esteem toward, esp. by considering others to be above oneself in level of knowledge, experience, judgment, or virtue.
He respected his elders and always listened carefully to their advice.She could no longer respect her father after she found out how he'd lied to her and her mother.
synonyms:
esteem, honor, venerate
antonyms:
disrespect, ridicule, scorn, slight
similar words:
admire, consider, defer, favor, regard, revere, salute
definition 2: to comply with or accept as right or justified.
Father did not want a funeral, and I think we should respect his wishes.I respect his need to be alone sometimes, and I try not to complain.We respect that you want to be independent, but are you really ready?
synonyms:
comply with, observe
antonyms:
abuse, disregard, disrespect, violate
similar words:
abide by, adhere to, follow, heed, obey
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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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