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  1. re·spect
    IPA[rəˈspekt]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements:

      she was respected by everyone she worked with
      Synonym : esteem, admire, think highly of, have a high opinion of, hold in high regard, hold in (high) esteem, think much of, approve of, appreciate, cherish, value, set (great) store by, prize, treasure, look up to, pay homage to, venerate, revere, reverence, adulate, worship, idolize, put on a pedestal, lionize, hero-worship, honor, applaud, praise, favor
    • 2. have due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of:

      I respected his views
      Synonym : show consideration for, show regard for, take into consideration, take into account, make allowances for, take cognizance of, observe, pay heed/attention to, bear in mind, be mindful of, be heedful of, remember, regard
    • 3. avoid harming or interfering with:

      it is incumbent upon all boaters to respect the environment
    • 4. agree to recognize and abide by (a legal requirement):

      he urged all foreign nationals to respect the laws of their country of residence
      Synonym : abide by, comply with, follow, adhere to, conform to, act in accordance with, acquiesce to, assent to, consent to, accord to, yield to, submit to, defer to, bow to, obey, observe, hold to, keep (to), stick to, stand by, heed
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: respect, plural noun: respects

    • noun

      a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements:

      the state of being admired or respected:

    • verb

      admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements:

      have due regard for (someone's feelings, wishes, or rights):

    • preposition

      with reference or regard to:
    • adjective

      deeply admired or esteemed:
    • adjective

      deeply admired or esteemed:
    • preposition

      with reference or regard to:
    • noun

      pride and confidence in oneself; a feeling that one is behaving with honor and dignity:
    • noun

      pride and confidence in oneself; a feeling that one is behaving with honour and dignity:
    • because
    • as regards; with reference to
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