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Noun: respect  ri'spekt
  1. The condition of being honoured (esteemed, respected or well regarded)
    "it is held in respect";
    - esteem, regard
  2. An attitude of admiration or esteem
    "she lost all respect for him";
    - esteem, regard
  3. (usually preceded by 'in') a detail or point
    "it differs in that respect";
    - regard
  4. A courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
    "be sure to give my respects to the dean";
    - deference
  5. Behaviour intended to please your parents
    "he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes";
    - obedience
  6. A feeling of friendship and esteem
    "he inspires respect";
    - regard
  7. Courteous regard for people's feelings
    "out of respect for his privacy";
    - deference, respectfulness
Verb: respect  ri'spekt
  1. Regard highly; think much of
    "I respect his judgement";
    - esteem, value, prize
  2. Show respect towards
    "respect your parents!";
    - honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], abide by, observe

Derived forms: respected, respects, respecting

Type of: accept, affection, affectionateness, attitude, civility, consider, courtesy, detail, filial duty, fondness, good manners, heart, honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], item, laurels, mental attitude, philia, point, politeness, reckon, regard, see, tenderness, view, warmheartedness, warmness

Antonym: disesteem, disrespect

Encyclopedia: Respect