respect


respect
re|spect1 [ rı`spekt ] noun uncount ***
1. ) a feeling of admiration that you have for someone because of their personal qualities, their achievements, or their status, and that you show by treating them in a polite and kind way:
respect for: Students show their respect for the teacher by not talking.
gain/lose (someone's) respect: She has worked hard to gain the respect of her peers.
treat someone with respect: Children should treat their parents with respect.
a mark of respect: We stood silent as a mark of respect for the dead.
mutual respect (=when two people show respect for each other): The negotiations proceeded in an atmosphere of friendship and mutual respect.
2. ) respect for a feeling that something is important and deserves serious attention: CONSIDERATION:
When I was young, people had a healthy respect for the law.
They had instilled in him a respect for his traditional culture.
3. ) an aspect of something:
The two stories differ in fundamental respects.
in this respect: In this respect, we are no different from other people.
in respect of/with respect to FORMAL
concerning:
The two groups are very similar with respect to age.
with all (due) respect or with the greatest respect
used for showing that you are about to disagree with someone or criticize them in a polite way:
With all due respect, I think you're missing the point.
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respect
re|spect 2 [ rı`spekt ] verb transitive **
1. ) to feel admiration for someone because of their personal qualities, their achievements, or their status, and show this by treating them in a polite and kind way:
He is highly respected in his profession.
respect someone for (doing) something: People will respect you for telling the truth about this.
respect someone as something: We work well together, and I respect him as an equal.
2. ) to show that you understand the importance of something by not doing anything against it:
A doctor must respect the wishes of their patients.
a legal precedence to respect the rights of minorities
a ) to obey a rule, law, etc.:
The court's decision must be respected.
respect
re|spect 3 [ rı`spekt ] interjection VERY INFORMAL
used for showing that you admire or strongly approve of someone or something

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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