Definition of Respect

1. Noun. (usually preceded by 'in') a detail or point. "It differs in that respect"

Exact synonyms: Regard
Generic synonyms: Detail, Item, Point
Derivative terms: Regard



2. Verb. Regard highly; think much of. "Sam cannot respect Sue "; "We prize his creativity"
Exact synonyms: Esteem, Prise, Prize, Value
Generic synonyms: Consider, Reckon, Regard, See, View
Specialized synonyms: Think The World Of, Fear, Revere, Reverence, Venerate, Admire, Look Up To
Antonyms: Disesteem, Disrespect
Derivative terms: Esteem, Esteem, Esteem, Respecter, Valuable, Value

3. Noun. The condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded). "A man who has earned high regard"
Exact synonyms: Esteem, Regard
Generic synonyms: Honor, Honour, Laurels
Specialized synonyms: Stature
Antonyms: Disesteem
Derivative terms: Esteem

4. Verb. Show respect towards. "Honor your parents!"
Exact synonyms: Abide By, Honor, Honour, Observe
Generic synonyms: Accept
Specialized synonyms: Celebrate, Lionise, Lionize, Tolerate
Derivative terms: Honorable, Honoring, Respecter
Antonyms: Disrespect

5. Noun. An attitude of admiration or esteem. "She lost all respect for him"
Exact synonyms: Esteem, Regard
Generic synonyms: Attitude, Mental Attitude
Specialized synonyms: Estimate, Estimation
Derivative terms: Esteem
Antonyms: Disrespect

6. Noun. A courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard. "Be sure to give my respects to the dean"
Exact synonyms: Deference
Generic synonyms: Civility, Politeness
Specialized synonyms: Court, Homage, Last Respects, Props
Derivative terms: Deferent, Deferential

7. Noun. Behavior intended to please your parents. "He went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes"
Exact synonyms: Obedience
Generic synonyms: Filial Duty
Derivative terms: Obedient

8. Noun. A feeling of friendship and esteem. "He inspires respect"

9. Noun. Courteous regard for people's feelings. "Out of respect for his privacy"
Exact synonyms: Deference, Respectfulness
Generic synonyms: Courtesy, Good Manners
Derivative terms: Defer, Deferent, Deferential, Respectful, Respectful

Definition of Respect

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

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

Definition of Respect

1. Noun. an attitude of consideration or high regard ¹

2. Noun. good opinion, honor, or admiration ¹

3. Noun. (uncountable always plural) Polite greetings, often offered as condolences after a death. ¹

4. Noun. a particular aspect of something ¹

5. Verb. to have respect for. ¹

6. Verb. to have regard for something, to observe a custom, practice, rule or right ¹

7. Verb. to abide by an agreement. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive dated except in "respecting") To relate to; to be concerned with. ¹

9. Interjection. (Jamaica) hello, hi ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Respect

1. to have a high regard for [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Respect

1. 1. To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed. 2. To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor. 3. 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. To respect the person or persons, to favor a person, or persons on corrupt grounds; to show partiality. Synonym: To regard, esteem, honor, revere, venerate. Origin: L. Respectare, v. Intens. From respicere, respectum, to look back, respect; pref. Re- re- + specere, spicere, to look, to view: cf. F. Respecter. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Respect

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respect (current term)
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respecter of persons

Literary usage of Respect

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1. A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume (1888)
"SECTION X. Of respect and contempt. THERE now remains only to explain the ... Let us begin with respect and contempt. In considering the qualities and ..."

2. A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume (1888)
"SECTION X. Of respect and contempt. THERE now remains only to explain the ... Let us begin with respect and contempt. In considering the qualities and ..."

3. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"respect FOR THE LAW IN THE UNITED STATES respect of the Americans for the law—Parental affection which they entertain for it—Personal interest of everyone ..."

4. Hand-book of the Law of Torts by Edwin Ames Jaggard (1895)
"DUTY TO respect PROPERTY AND POSSESSION- REMEDIES. 2O8. The common law recognized an absolute duty to respect the property of others, but based its remedies ..."

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