noun (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point
- it differs in that respect
noun the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)
- it is held in esteem
- a man who has earned high regard
noun an attitude of admiration or esteem
- she lost all respect for him
noun a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
- his deference to her wishes was very flattering
- be sure to give my respects to the dean
noun behavior intended to please your parents
- their children were never very strong on obedience
- he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes
noun a feeling of friendship and esteem
- she mistook his manly regard for love
- he inspires respect
noun courteous regard for people's feelings
- in deference to your wishes
- out of respect for his privacy
verb regard highly; think much of
prise; esteem; value; prize.
- I respect his judgement
- We prize his creativity
verb show respect towards
abide by; observe; honor; honour.
Re*spect" transitive verb
, v. intens. from respicere
, to look back, respect; pref. re-
re- + specere
, to look, to view: cf. F. respecter
. See Spy
, and cf. Respite
imperfect & past participle Respected; present participle & verbal noun Respecting
- To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed.
Thou respectest not spilling Edward's blood.
In orchards and gardens, we do not so much respect beauty as variety of ground for fruits, trees, and herbs.
- To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor. "I do respect thee as my soul."
- To look toward; to front upon or toward. Obs.
Palladius adviseth the front of his house should so respect the uth.
Sir T. Browne.
- To regard; to consider; to deem. Obs.
To whom my father gave this name of Gaspar,
And as his own respected him to death.
- To have regard to; to have reference to; to relateto; as, the treaty particularly respects our commerce.
Syn. -- To regard; esteem; honor; revere; venerate.
: cf. F. respect
. See Respect
, and cf. Respite
- The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution.
But he it well did ward with wise respect.
- Esteem; regard; consideration; honor.
Seen without awe, and served without respect.
The same men treat the Lord's Day with as little respect.
- pl. An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to send one's respects to another.
- Reputation; repute. Obs.
Many of the best respect in Rome.
- Relation; reference; regard.
They believed but one Supreme Deity, which, with respect to the various benefits men received from him, had several titles.
- Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this respect; in any respect; in all respects.
Everything which is imperfect, as the world must be acknowledged in many respects.
In one respect I'll be thy assistant.
- Consideration; motive; interest. Obs. "Whatever secret respects were likely to move them."
To the publik good
Private respects must yield.
Syn. -- Deference; attention; regard; consideration; estimation. See Deference.
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